you failed your math test comrade einstein adventures and misadventures of young mathematicians

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You Failed Your Math Test Comrade Einstein

Author : Mikhail A. Shifman
ISBN : 9789812563583
Genre : Mathematics
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This groundbreaking work features two essays written by the renowned mathematician Ilan Vardi. The first essay presents a thorough analysis of contrived problems suggested to “undesirable” applicants to the Department of Mathematics of Moscow University. His second essay gives an in-depth discussion of solutions to the Year 2000 International Mathematical Olympiad, with emphasis on the comparison of the olympiad problems to those given at the Moscow University entrance examinations.The second part of the book provides a historical background of a unique phenomenon in mathematics, which flourished in the 1970s-80s in the USSR. Specially designed math problems were used not to test students' ingenuity and creativity but, rather, as “killer problems,” to deny access to higher education to “undesirable” applicants. The focus of this part is the 1980 essay, “Intellectual Genocide”, written by B Kanevsky and V Senderov. It is being published for the first time. Also featured is a little-known page of the Soviet history, a rare example of the oppressed organizing to defend their dignity. This is the story of the so-called Jewish People's University, the inception of which is associated with Kanevsky, Senderov and Bella Subbotovskaya.

You Failed Your Math Test Comrade Einstein

Author : Mikhail A. Shifman
ISBN : 9812562796
Genre : Education
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- Contains captivating and challenging math problems created by Soviet mathematicians that can be solved using elementary mathematics (i.e. "mathematics before calculus") - Unravels a bizarre page in the history of the exact sciences, i.e., the use of mathematics as a weapon of ideological control of the educational process in the USSR - Collects works by leading mathematicians including Ilan Vardi, B Kanevsky and V Senderov

Modern Theory Of Dynamical Systems A Tribute To Dmitry Victorovich Anosov

Author : Anatole Katok
ISBN : 9781470425609
Genre : Boundary value problems
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This volume is a tribute to one of the founders of modern theory of dynamical systems, the late Dmitry Victorovich Anosov. It contains both original papers and surveys, written by some distinguished experts in dynamics, which are related to important themes of Anosov's work, as well as broadly interpreted further crucial developments in the theory of dynamical systems that followed Anosov's original work. Also included is an article by A. Katok that presents Anosov's scientific biography and a picture of the early development of hyperbolicity theory in its various incarnations, complete and partial, uniform and nonuniform.

Under The Spell Of Landau

Author : M. Shifman
ISBN : 9789814436571
Genre : Science
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This invaluable collection of memoirs and reviews on scientific activities of the most prominent theoretical physicists belonging to the Landau School OCo Landau, Anselm, Gribov, Zeldovich, Kirzhnits, Migdal, Ter-Martirosyan and Larkin OCo are being published in English for the first time.The main goal is to acquaint readers with the life and work of outstanding Soviet physicists who, to a large extent, shaped theoretical physics in the 1950sOCo70s. Many intriguing details have remained unknown beyond the OC Iron CurtainOCO which was dismantled only with the fall of the USSR.

Geometry And Dynamics Of Groups And Spaces

Author : Mikhail Kapranov
ISBN : 3764386088
Genre : Mathematics
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Alexander Reznikov (1960-2003) was a brilliant and highly original mathematician. This book presents 18 articles by prominent mathematicians and is dedicated to his memory. In addition it contains an influential, so far unpublished manuscript by Reznikov of book length. The book further provides an extensive survey on Kleinian groups in higher dimensions and some articles centering on Reznikov as a person.


Author : Eduardo Galeano
ISBN : 9780786744701
Genre : History
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Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works “invade the reader’s mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.” Mirrors, Galeano’s most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history’s unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: “Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??” Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men’s fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.

Felix Berezin

Author : Mikhail A. Shifman
ISBN : 9789812705327
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Felix Berezin was an outstanding Soviet mathematician who in the 1960s and 70s was the driving force behind the emergence of the branch of mathematics now known as supermathematics. The integral over the anticommuting Grassmann variables that he introduced in the 1960s laid the foundation for the path integral formulation of quantum field theory with fermions, the heart of modern supersymmetric field theories and superstrings. The Berezin integral is named for him, as is the closely related construction of the Berezinian, which may be regarded as the superanalog of the determinant.This book features a masterfully written memoir by Berezin's widow, Elena Karpel, who narrates a remarkable account of Berezin's life and his struggle for survival under the totalitarian Soviet regime. Supplemented with recollections by his close friends and colleagues, Berezin's accomplishments in mathematics, his novel ideas and breakthrough works, are reviewed in two articles written by Andrei Losev and Robert Minlos.

Mathematical Reviews

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ISBN : UOM:39015067268402
Genre : Mathematics
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Practical Guide To Project Based Learning

Author : Mun Wai Ho
ISBN : 9789813202221
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Project-based and industry-linked learning are increasingly pursued in undergraduate studies at the university as well as at the polytechnics, 'A' levels and the international baccalaureate programmes. These courses are usually structured as part of the Final Year Projects. Their applied nature is also motivated by the increasing emphasis on collaborations between the academia and the industry. This book shall serve as a text and a practical reference for students, lecturers and industry supervisors to design, structure and supervise their projects so that they will serve the desired curricular objectives as well as the needs of the industry collaborators. In essence, it will guide students to write their final year dissertations. A key feature of this book is its practical orientation. It contains a lot of examples. It is structured in a series of questions and answers which mimics the thought process of a student working on his/her final year project dissertation. Specifically, the book has also included some contemporary topics such as design thinking and pecha kucha presentations which would be of particular interest to instructors and students. Request Inspection Copy


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