Mathematics as a Service Subject

Mathematics as a Service Subject

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Based on the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction conference held in early 1987, this volume consists of a number of key papers presented by international authorities on the role of mathematics in applied subjects, such as engineering, computer science, and mathematical modelling. The importance of certain mathematical ideas, such as geometry and discrete mathematics is stressed, as well as the more classical methods. The book includes a long article by the editor synthesising some of the main themes and trends debated at the more

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Foreword; 1. On the teaching of mathematics as a service subject A. G. Howson, J. -P. Kahane, P. Lauginie and E. de Turckheim; 2. What mathematics should be taught to students in physical sciences, engineering, ...? J. -M. Bony; 3. Mathematics as a service subject - why? H. O. Pollak; 4. Teaching first year students F. Simons; 5. Teaching mathematics to engineering students utilising innovative teaching methods R. R. Clements; 6. Discrete mathematics: some personal thoughts J. H. van Lint; 7. Mathematical education for engineering students H. Murakami; 8. Some reflections about the teaching of mathematics in engineering schools E. Roubine; 9. Teaching mathematics as a service subject M. J. Siegel; List of participants; more