Mathematics in the News

Prepared by:

Joseph Malkevitch
Mathematics and Computing Department
York College (CUNY)
Jamaica, New York 11451-0001


Unfortunately, there are not as many articles in the popular and informational press about mathematics as the subject deserves in light of how important mathematics is for society. However, there are many articles which though they often do not explicitly mention mathematics clearly have a mathematical theme or issue which can easily be seen. In conjunction with the goals of the book For All Practical Purposes (W.H. Freeman, current edition: 5th edition, 2000), of which I am a co-author, I prepare on a regular basis an annotated bibliography of articles I refer to as "Mathematics in the News." In these articles mathematics is either explicitly mentioned or the reader should seek out the mathematical issue that is involved. These collections will be developed approximately once a month. The ones currently available are:

1. Mathematics in the News: August, 2000

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