Friday, March 30, 2012

A Mathematician Comes of Age on Inspired by Math

MAA author Steven G. Krantz is interviewed by Sol Lederman on his podcast series "Inspired by Math".

Listen to the full interview.

Krantz is the author of A Mathematician Comes of Age. The book discusses the maturation process for a mathematics student. It describes and analyzes how a student develops from a neophyte who can manipulate simple arithmetic problems to a sophisticated thinker who can understand abstract concepts, can think rigorously, and can analyze and manipulate proofs. Most importantly, mature mathematics students can create proofs and know when the proofs that they have created are correct.

Mathematics is distinct from other disciplines in the nature of its intellectual development. The book lays out these differences and discusses their significance.

Find this book in the MAA Bookstore!

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