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New math books released
Topic Started: Jul 12 2018, 11:19 AM (65 Views)
Horace
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HOLY CARP!!!
At some point we’ll have enough different texts teaching subject matter which hasn’t changed in a thousand years, but that point is not now.
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jon-nyc
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Well, we did. The pop-math author (and alt-right writer) John Derbyshire said that Euclid's Elements was still used as a textbook when he was in school. I don't know when/if it was used here.
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Klaus
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jon-nyc
Jul 12 2018, 11:23 AM
Well, we did. The pop-math author (and alt-right writer) John Derbyshire said that Euclid's Elements was still used as a textbook when he was in school. I don't know when/if it was used here.
That's hard to imagine. It's not a book children are likely to understand. It's also too vague for modern mathematical standards.

There are also definitely improvements to overall textbook presentation and approaches over time. For instance, Bourbaki changed everything.
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jon-nyc
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It could have been a simple matter of bad funding. Maybe this was his periodic table of the elements:

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