ERIC Number: ED162872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: N/A
Studies in Mathematics, Volume XI: Mathematical Methods in Science.
This is a course of lectures given by George Polya at Stanford University to teachers, or prospective teachers, of mathematics and science. One of the essential tendencies of the course is to point to the history of certain elementary parts of science as a source of efficient teaching in the classroom. The lectures include: (1) very simple physical or pre-physical problems that could be discussed at the high school level; (2) the relation of mathematics to science and of science to mathematics; and (3) elementary calculus. Chapter topics include: (1) history of astronomy-measurement and successive approximation; (2) history of mechanics; (3) history of dynamics; (4) physical reasoning in mathematics; and (5) differential equations and their use in science. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.