One Concept and Two Narrations

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dc.contributor.author Hamdan, May
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-25T10:57:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-25T10:57:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2016-04-25
dc.identifier.issn 1051-1970 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3645
dc.description.abstract Full Article Figures & data References Citations Metrics Reprints & Permissions PDF Abstract Through an account of the history of exponential functions as presented in traditional calculus textbooks, I present my observations and remarks on the spiral development of the concept, and my concerns about the general presentations of the subject. In this article I emphasize how the different arrangements and sequencing of the subjects required for the development of the concept of the logarithm would lead to different definitions. A slow process that requires gradual maturity and readiness precedes the formal foundation of the concept. One statement can be considered a definition according to one arrangement, and a theorem according to another arrangement. This study is primarily addressed to teachers, or to mathematics education students in a content-based mathematics education class.
dc.title One Concept and Two Narrations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Case of the Logarithm en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199829020 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Computer Science and Mathematics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal PRIMUS en_US
dc.journal.volume 18 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 546-553 en_US
dc.keywords Definitions en_US
dc.keywords Equivalent definitions en_US
dc.keywords Logarithm en_US
dc.keywords Concept image en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1186/s12906-015-0917-810.1080/10511970701624764 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Hamdan M. (2008). One Concept and Two Narrations: The Case of the Logarithm. PRIMUS, 18(6), 546-553. en_US
dc.author.email mhamdan@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10511970701624764

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