@book {MATHEDUC.06111384,
editor = {Pitici, Mircea},
title = {The best writing on mathematics 2012. With a foreword by David Mumford.},
year = {2013},
isbn = {978-0-691-15655-2},
pages = {xxix, 288~p.},
publisher = {Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press},
abstract = {This is the third installment of M.~Pitici's annual collection of articles on mathematics including its history, teaching and philosophy. For the previous two volumes see [Zbl 1221.00020; Zbl 1230.00019]; these reviews also explain the general layout of the anthology. The contributors include three Fields medalists and many well-known mathematicians, but also performing artists-cum-mathematicians. I found all the articles in this compilation very interesting and well worth reading. Among others, the collection contains the following articles: ``Is mathematics discovered or invented?'' by {\it W.T.~Gowers} (see also [in: Meaning in mathematics. 3--12 (2011; Zbl 1236.00013)]), ``Structure and randomness in the prime numbers'' by {\it T.~Tao} [\url{http://terrytao.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/primes1.pdf}], ``Dancing mathematics and the mathematics of dance'' by {\it s.-m.~belcastro} and {\it K.~Schaffer} (see also [Math. Horiz. 18, No. 3, 16--20 (2011; \url{doi:10.4169/194762111X12954578042939})]), ``How to be a good teacher is an undecidable problem'' by {\it E.~Flapan} (see also [Coll. Math. J. 42, No. 5, 350--354 (2011; Zbl 1258.00004)]), ``The cycloid and Jean Bernoulli'' by {\it G. L.~Alexanderson} (see also [Bull. Am. Math. Soc., New Ser. 48, No. 4, 525--530 (2011; Zbl 1228.01011)]), ``Was Cantor surprised?'' by {\it F. Q.~Gouv\^ea} (see also [Am. Math. Mon. 118, No. 3, 198-209 (2011; Zbl 1229.03002)]).},
reviewer = {Dirk Werner (Berlin)},
msc2010 = {A80xx (E20xx A60xx)},
identifier = {2015b.00084},
}