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# Eli Maor

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Eli Maor received his PhD at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. His thesis was on an unusual subject: using mathematical methods to investigate problems in musical acoustics. This reflected his long interest in the relations between science and the arts, and in particular, music. His article, "What is There so Mathematical About Music?" received first award by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics as the best article on teaching the applications of mathematics. Maor has published over fifty articles on applied mathematics, mathematics education, and the history of mathematics. He is also an active amateur astronomer and eclipse chaser and has written articles for Sky & Telescope, Natural History, Science, and Orion. He is also a contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica, for which he wrote the article on the history of trigonometry. Maor is a frequent speaker on scientific and educational issues and is past member of the Mathematical Association of America's Program of Visiting Lecturers and Consultants. He teaches the history of mathematics at Loyola University Chicago.

Maor is the author of four widely acclaimed books, all by Princeton University Press: To Infinity and Beyond (1991), e: The Story of a Number (1994), Trigonometric Delights (1998), and Venus in Transit (2000 and again in 2003 in an expanded edition). A fifth book, The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History, is scheduled to appear early in 2007. In addition, he wrote The Facts on File Calculus Handbook (Facts on File, 2003), an encyclopedia of calculus concepts geared for high school and college students.

Eli Maor received his PhD at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. His thesis was on an unusual subject: using mathematical methods to investigate problems in musical acoustics. This reflected his long interest in the relations between science and the arts, and in particular, music. His article, "What is There so Mathematical About Music?" received first award by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics as the best article on teaching the applications of mathematics. Maor has published over fifty articles on applied mathematics, mathematics education, and the history of mathematics. He is also an active amateur astronomer and eclipse chaser and has written articles for Sky & Telescope, Natural History, Science, and Orion. He is also a contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica, for which he wrote the article on the history of trigonometry. Maor is a frequent speaker on scientific and educational issues and is past member of the Mathematical Association of America's Program of Visiting Lecturers and Consultants. He teaches the history of mathematics at Loyola University Chicago.

Maor is the author of four widely acclaimed books, all by Princeton University Press: To Infinity and Beyond (1991), e: The Story of a Number (1994), Trigonometric Delights (1998), and Venus in Transit (2000 and again in 2003 in an expanded edition). A fifth book, The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History, is scheduled to appear early in 2007. In addition, he wrote The Facts on File Calculus Handbook (Facts on File, 2003), an encyclopedia of calculus concepts geared for high school and college students.

### Works by or contributed to by Eli Maor on Book Gold Mine

- Trigonometric Delights (1998)