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1000 Doctoral Theses by Mozambicans or about Mozambique By Paulus Gerdes
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The books presents in historical order information (author, year, title, university, country) about 535 doctoral theses written by Mozambicans and about 544 doctoral theses about Mozambique written... More > by foreigners. Universities of 33 countries have awarded these doctoral degrees. Includes alphabetic and thematic indices, and various tables (2013, 236 pp.)< Less
African Doctorates in Mathematics: A Catalogue By Paulus Gerdes
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This volume presents a catalogue of over 2000 doctoral theses by Africans in all fields of mathematics, including applied mathematics, mathematics education and history of mathematics. The... More > introduction contains information about distribution by country, institutions, period, and by gender, about mathematical density, and mobility of mathematicians. Several appendices are included (female doctorate holders, doctorates in mathematics education, doctorates awarded by African universities to non-Africans, doctoral theses by non-Africans about mathematics in Africa, activities of African mathematicians at the service of their communities). Paulus Gerdes compiled the information in his capacity of Chairman of the African Mathematical Union Commission for the History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA). The book contains a preface by Mohamed Hassan, President of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Executive Director of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). (383 pp.)< Less
African Doctorates in Mathematics. A Catalogue By Paulus Gerdes
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This volume presents a catalogue of over 2000 doctoral theses by Africans in all fields of mathematics, including applied mathematics, mathematics education and history of mathematics. The... More > introduction contains information about distribution by country, institutions, period, and by gender, about mathematical density, and mobility of mathematicians. Several appendices are included (female doctorate holders, doctorates in mathematics education, doctorates awarded by African universities to non-Africans, doctoral theses by non-Africans about mathematics in Africa, activities of African mathematicians at the service of their communities). Paulus Gerdes compiled the information in his capacity of Chairman of the African Mathematical Union Commission for the History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA). The book contains a preface by Mohamed Hassan, President of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Executive Director of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). (383 pp.)< Less
1000 Doctoral Theses by Mozambicans or about Mozambique By Paulus Gerdes
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The updated edition contains information (author, year, title, university, country) about 535 doctoral theses by Mozambicans and about 544 doctoral theses about Mozambique written by foreigners.... More > Universities of 33 countries have awarded these doctoral degrees. The book includes alphabetic and thematic indices as well as various tables (2013, 236 pp.). A printed version is also available.< Less
Ethnogeometry: Awakening of Geometrical Thought in Early Culture By Paulus Gerdes
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The book considers early geometrical thinking, both as embedded in various social activities surviving colonization in the life of the peoples of the “South,” and in early history.... More > Chapter 1 discusses briefly some standard views of the origin of geometrical concepts. Chapter 2 analyzes alternative views of geometry. Chapter 3 analyzes the emergence of a series of early geometrical concepts and relationships in socially important activities. Questions such as these are considered: "Where could the concept of a right angle have come from? Where did the idea of a regular hexagon arise?" Chapter 4 presents a series of hypotheses on the possible role of social activity in the development of geometry in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. The last chapter offers some general ideas on the awakening of geometrical thought based on the analysis in this book. The book contains a foreword by the late Dirk Struik (1894-2000). (Second edition, 220 pp.).< Less
Ethnogeometry: Awakening of Geometrical Thought in Early Culture (eBook) By Paulus Gerdes
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The book considers early geometrical thinking, both as embedded in various social activities surviving colonization in the life of the peoples of the “South,” and in early history.... More > Chapter 1 discusses briefly some standard views of the origin of geometrical concepts. Chapter 2 analyzes alternative views of geometry. Chapter 3 analyzes the emergence of a series of early geometrical concepts and relationships in socially important activities. Questions such as these are considered: "Where could the concept of a right angle have come from? Where did the idea of a regular hexagon arise?" Chapter 4 presents a series of hypotheses on the possible role of social activity in the development of geometry in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. The last chapter offers some general ideas on the awakening of geometrical thought based on the analysis in this book. The book contains a foreword by the late Dirk Struik (1894-2000). (Second edition, 220 pp.).< Less
The philosophic-mathematical manuscripts of Karl Marx on differential calculus: An introduction (eBook) By Paulus Gerdes
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The book presents an introduction to the philosophic-mathematical manuscripts of Karl Marx. It contains the following chapters: (1) Marx the Mathematician?; (2) Why Did Marx Study Mathematics?; (3)... More > Still So Little Known?; (4) Manuscripts: Contents and background; (5) The dialectical method of Marx; (6) The significance of the “Mathematical Manuscripts;” (7) Source of inspiration; Bibliography. Translation into English from the Portuguese: Beatrice Lumpkin (Chicago, USA). 120 pp.< Less
The philosophic-mathematical manuscripts of Karl Marx on differential calculus: An introduction By Paulus Gerdes
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The book presents an introduction to the philosophic-mathematical manuscripts of Karl Marx. It contains the following chapters: (1) Marx the Mathematician?; (2) Why Did Marx Study Mathematics?; (3)... More > Still So Little Known?; (4) Manuscripts: Contents and background; (5) The dialectical method of Marx; (6) The significance of the “Mathematical Manuscripts;” (7) Source of inspiration; Bibliography. Translation into English from the Portuguese: Beatrice Lumpkin (Chicago, USA). 120 pp.< Less
TINHLÈLÒ, Interweaving Art and Mathematics: Colourful Basket Trays from the South of Mozambique (eBook in color) By Paulus Gerdes
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The book “TINHLÈLÒ, Interweaving Art and Mathematics: Colourful Basket Trays from the South of Mozambique” exhibits and analyses coloured circular winnowing baskets... More > collected since the end of the 1970s (132 pp. colour). Foreword by Aires Aly, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique: "The beauty in the collections of “Tinhléló” winnowing trays both surprises and fascinates the reader." "Tinhléló exist in each family of the vast Mozambique. We need to know that there are no factories for the production of the Tinhléló minalas. Tinhléló knowledge is endogenous knowledge that repeats itself, recreates itself, and adorns itself in the multiplicity of its models, sizes, colours, and functions. No conventional school orients this learning. The families, the remarkable, curious and master artisans, are the ones who are creating and maintaining these products of eloquent usefulness in our families. The families recreate the art of this mathematical weaving!..."< Less
Women, Culture and Geometry in Southern Africa (eBook) By Paulus Gerdes
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Expanded edition of award winning book "Women and Geometry in Southern Africa: Suggestions for Further Research", published by the "Universidade Pedagógica" (Mozambique) in... More > 1995. The original book contains chapters on geometrical ideas embedded in basket weaving, bead work, wall decoration, tattooing, and ceramics. The new edition includes a foreword by Sibusiso Moyo (Secretary of the African Mathematical Union Commission on Women in Mathematics in Africa, and Research Director of the Durban University of Technology, South Africa), afterwords by Ubiratan D'Ambrosio (São Paulo, Brazil) and Jens Hoyrup (Roskilde, Denmark), and the papers “Makwe colour inversion, symmetry and patterns” (Northeastern Mozambique) and “Symmetries on mats woven by Yombe women from the area along the Lower Congo." The book contains also a chapter written by Salimo Saide on the geometry of pottery decoration among Yao women (Nyassa Province, Mozambique). (eBook, 276 pp.)< Less