By Marcia Birken, Anne C. Coon

ISBN-10: 1435633105

ISBN-13: 9781435633100

ISBN-10: 9042023708

ISBN-13: 9789042023703

You're invited to hitch a desirable trip of discovery, as Marcia Birken and Anne C. Coon discover the intersecting styles of arithmetic and poetry - bringing the 2 fields jointly in a brand new approach. atmosphere the tone with humor and illustrating each one bankruptcy with numerous examples, Birken and Coon start with styles we will be able to see, pay attention, and consider after which flow to extra complicated styles. quantity structures and nursery rhymes result in the Golden suggest and sestinas. easy styles of form introduce tessellations and urban poetry. Fractal geometry makes fractal poetry attainable. eventually, styles for the brain bring about questions: How do mathematicians and poets conceive of evidence, paradox, and infinity? What position does analogy play in mathematical discovery and poetic expression? The e-book could be of distinctive curiosity to readers who get pleasure from searching for connections throughout conventional disciplinary barriers. getting to know styles in arithmetic and Poetry positive factors centuries of artistic paintings through mathematicians, poets, and artists, together with Fibonacci, Albrecht D?rer, M. C. Escher, David Hilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, William Shakespeare, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Langston Hughes, E.E. Cummings, and lots of modern experimental poets. unique illustrations contain electronic pictures, mathematical and poetic versions, and fractal imagery. Marcia Birken and Anne C. Coon have collaborated for over two decades, exploring the connections among arithmetic and literature of their learn, writing, and team-teaching. The co-authors of diverse scholarly articles and ebook chapters, they're school contributors at Rochester Institute of expertise, Rochester, manhattan. Birken is Professor Emeritus within the institution of Mathematical Sciences, university of technological know-how, and Coon is Sr. affiliate Dean and Professor of English within the collage of Liberal Arts.