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Type:

Article in Journal

Title:

The role of diagram materiality in mathematics

Year:

2016

Journal:

Cognitive Semiotics

Volume:

9

Issue:

2

Pages:

183-201

Keywords:

Diagram, Mathematics

Abstract:

Based on semiotic analyses of examples from the history of mathematics, we claim that the influence of the material aspects of diagram tokens is anything but trivial. We offer an interpretation of examples of diagrammatic reasoning processes in mathematics according to which the mathematical ideas, arguments, and concepts in question are shaped by the physical features of the chosen diagram tokens.

ISSN:

16621425

DOI:

10.1515/cogsem-2016-0008

Language:

English