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Mathematics And Humor

Author : John Allen Paulos
ISBN : 0226650235
Genre : Mathematics
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John Allen Paulos cleverly scrutinizes the mathematical structures of jokes, puns, paradoxes, spoonerisms, riddles, and other forms of humor, drawing examples from such sources as Rabelais, Shakespeare, James Beattie, René Thom, Lewis Carroll, Arthur Koestler, W. C. Fields, and Woody Allen. "Jokes, paradoxes, riddles, and the art of non-sequitur are revealed with great perception and insight in this illuminating account of the relationship between humor and mathematics."—Joseph Williams, New York Times "'Leave your mind alone,' said a Thurber cartoon, and a really complete and convincing analysis of what humour is might spoil all jokes forever. This book avoids that danger. What it does. . .is describe broadly several kinds of mathematical theory and apply them to throw sidelights on how many kinds of jokes work."—New Scientist "Many scholars nowadays write seriously about the ludicrous. Some merely manage to be dull. A few—like Paulos—are brilliant in an odd endeavor."—Los Angeles Times Book Review

Mathematics And Humor

Author : Aggie Vinik
ISBN : UOM:39015017307169
Genre : Humor
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A collection of mathematical jokes, riddles, cartoons, and drawings.

Radio Comedy How To Write It

Author : Art Henley
ISBN : PSU:000010161173
Genre : Radio authorship
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Once Upon A Number

Author : John Allen Paulos
ISBN : 9780786723997
Genre : Science
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What two things could be more different than numbers and stories? Numbers are abstract, certain, and eternal, but to most of us somewhat dry and bloodless. Good stories are full of life: they engage our emotions and have subtlety and nuance, but they lack rigor and the truths they tell are elusive and subject to debate. As ways of understanding the world around us, numbers and stories seem almost completely incompatible.Once Upon a Number shows that stories and numbers aren't as different as you might imagine, and in fact they have surprising and fascinating connections. The concepts of logic and probability both grew out of intuitive ideas about how certain situations would play out. Now, logicians are inventing ways to deal with real world situations by mathematical means—by acknowledging, for instance, that items that are mathematically interchangeable may not be interchangeable in a story. And complexity theory looks at both number strings and narrative strings in remarkably similar terms.Throughout, renowned author John Paulos mixes numbers and narratives in his own delightful style. Along with lucid accounts of cutting-edge information theory we get hilarious anecdotes and jokes; instructions for running a truly impressive pyramid scam; a freewheeling conversation between Groucho Marx and Bertrand Russell (while they're stuck in an elevator together); explanations of why the statistical evidence against OJ Simpson was overwhelming beyond doubt and how the Unabomber's thinking shows signs of mathematical training; and dozens of other treats. This is another winner from America's favorite mathematician.

Mathematical Treks

Author : Ivars Peterson
ISBN : 0883855372
Genre : Mathematics
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Collected articles on mathematics from the popular Math treks column; extra web support available.

Homers Letzter Satz

Author : Simon Singh
ISBN : 9783446437739
Genre : Science
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Die Simpsons sind nicht nur „eines der intelligentesten Kunstwerke unserer Zeit“ (Daniel Kehlmann), sie stecken auch voller Mathematik! Spielerisch leicht und unterhaltsam lüftet Simon Singh die mathematischen Geheimnisse der erfolgreichsten TV-Serie der Welt. Ob Homer ein donutförmiges Universum entwirft, den berühmten Fermat‘schen Satz zu widerlegen scheint, oder Lisa als Baseballtrainerin den Geheimnissen der Statistik auf die Spur kommt: Der Bestsellerautor aus Großbritannien nimmt die Episoden der Simpsons zum Ausgangspunkt für eine Tour d’Horizon durch die Welt der Algebra und Geometrie. Ein Muss für Millionen Simpsons-Fans - und ein Buch, das die Mathematik ins Zentrum der Populärkultur rückt. „Simon Singh deckt auf, wie Simpsons-Fans jahrzehntelang klammheimlich Mathe-Unterricht erhielten. Ein brillantes Buch.“ David X. Cohen, Autor von Futurama und Die Simpsons "Sie glauben, dass sich Mathematik und Humor widersprechen? Simon Singh beweist das Gegenteil!" Christoph Drösser, Journalist der Zeit

The Mathematics Teacher

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ISBN : 9789004384064
Genre : Education
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The issue of mathematics teaching and its impact on learners' attainments in this subject has continuously been on the public agenda. The anthology of papers in this book consists of varied up-to-date studies of some of the best mathematics education researchers and mathematics teaching experts, exploring the varied aspects of this essential.

Encyclopedia Of Humor Studies

Author : Salvatore Attardo
ISBN : 9781483364704
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work’s scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination. This two-volume set is available in both print and electronic formats. Features & Benefits: The General Editor also serves as Editor-in-Chief of HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research for The International Society for Humor Studies. The book’s 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages). This work is enhanced by an introduction by the General Editor, a Foreword, a list of the articles and contributors, and a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

Twenty Years Before The Blackboard

Author : Michael Stueben
ISBN : 0883855259
Genre : Mathematics
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This book is the legacy of twenty years of mathematics teaching: part philosophy, part humour, and completely fascinating.

Humor

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ISBN : IND:30000046869073
Genre : Wit and humor
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