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On The Interdisciplinary Study of Mathematical Practice, with a Real Live Case Study

  • Reuben Hersh
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Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 5)

Abstract

The study of mathematical practice is not the private property of philosophers. Many other disciplines, especially including mathematicians, are engaged in it. As a case study, an elementary derivation of Heon’s area formula is presented, and then analyzed methodologically and ontologically.

Keywords

Mathematical practice Heron’s formula tetrahedron mathematical existence 

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  • Reuben Hersh
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  1. 1.University of New MexicoMexico

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