Visual Thinking in Mathematics

OUP Oxford (2011)
Marcus Giaquinto presents an investigation into the different kinds of visual thinking involved in mathematical thought, drawing on work in cognitive psychology, philosophy, and mathematics. He argues that mental images and physical diagrams are rarely just superfluous aids: they are often a means of discovery, understanding, and even proof
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DOI 10.1093/analys/anp030
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