The Education of T.C. Mits: What modern mathematics means to you
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"A delightful book."âNew York Times
"I have studied with pleasure [this] new bookâ¦Beautiful examplesâ¦Illuminating. I am convinced that [Lieber's] original enterprise will get the recognition it so richly deserves."âAlbert Einstein
"The Liebers have written an ingenious, entertaining, and illuminating book."âSaturday Review of Literature
"The book should be 'required reading' especially for non-mathematicians."âE.T. Bell, author ofÂ The Development of Mathematics
First published in 1942, this whimsical exploration of how to think in a mathematical mood continues to delight math-lovers of all ages.
Do you know that two times two is not always four; that the sum of the angles in a triangle does not always equal 180Â°; that sometimes it is possible to draw two parallel lines through the same point? InThe Education of T. C. MITS, Lillian Lieber opens the door to the wonder of mathematical thinking and its application to everyday life. Lieber uses simple language and fanciful illustrations drawn by her husband, Hugh, to present fundamental mathematical concepts with a deft touch.
The new foreword by Harvard University mathematics professor Barry Mazur is a tribute to the Liebers' influence on generations of mathematicians.
Lillian LieberÂ was the head of the Department of Mathematics at Long Island University. She wrote a series of lighthearted (and well-respected) math books in the 1940s, includingÂ The Einstein Theory of Relativity,Â Infinity, andÂ Mits, Wits & Logic.
Hugh Gray LieberÂ was the head of the Department of Fine Arts at Long Island University. He illustrated many books written by his wife Lillian.
Barry MazurÂ Barry Mazur is a mathematician and is the Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University. He is the author ofÂ Imagining Numbers (particularly the square root of minus fifteen). He has won numerous honors in his field, including the Veblen Prize, Cole Prize, Steele Prize, and Chauvenet Prize.