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"Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance." -- Morris Kline
Morris Kline (May 1, 1908 — June 10, 1992) was a Professor of Mathematics, a writer on the history, philosophy, and teaching of mathematics, and also a popularizer of mathematical subjects.

Kline grew up in Brooklyn and in Jamaica, Queens. After graduating from Boys High School in Brooklyn, he studied mathematics at New York University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1930, a master's degree in 1932, and a doctorate in 1936. He continued at NYU as an instructor until 1942.

During World War II, Kline was posted to the Signal Corps stationed at Belmar, New Jersey. Designated a physicist, he worked in the engineering lab where RADAR was developed. After the war he continued investigating electromagnetism, and from 1946 to 1966 was director of the division for electromagnetic research at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Kline resumed his mathematical teaching at NYU, becoming a full professor in 1952.He taught at New York University until 1975, and wrote many papers and more than a dozen books on various aspects of mathematics and particularly mathematics teaching. He repeatedly stressed the need to teach the applications and usefulness of mathematics rather than expecting students to enjoy it for its own sake. Similarly, he urged that mathematical research concentrate on solving problems posed in other fields rather than building structures of interest only to other mathematicians.One can read Kline's view of the classroom in 1956:
I would urge every teacher to become an actor. His classroom technique must be enlivened by every device used in theatre. He can be and should be dramatic where appropriate. He must not only have facts but fire. He can utilize even eccentricities of behavior to stir up human interest. He should not be afraid of humor and should use it freely. Even an irrelevant joke or story perks up the class enormously.


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Total Books: 42
Basic Mathematical Research for Electromagnetic Theory
2016 - Basic Mathematical Research for Electromagnetic Theory [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781334016431
ISBN-10: 1334016437
Genre: Science & Math
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An Asymptotic Solution of Linear Second-Order Hyperbolic Differential Equations
2015 - An Asymptotic Solution of Linear Second-order Hyperbolic Differential Equations [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781330132029
ISBN-10: 1330132025
Genre: Science & Math
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El Pensamiento Matematico De La Antiguedad A Nuestros Dias / Mathematical Thought From Ancient Times to the Present Days
2012 - El Pensamiento Matematico De La Antiguedad a Nuestros Dias / Mathematical Thought From Ancient Times to the Present Days [Libros Singulares - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788420669656
ISBN-10: 8420669652
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mathematics The Loss of Certainty
2011 - Mathematics the Loss of Certainty (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781435136069
ISBN-10: 1435136063
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Basic Research in Electromagnetic Theory Final Report
2010 - Basic Research in Electromagnetic Theory Final Report (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153447652
ISBN-10: 1153447657
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El pensamiento matematico desde la Antiguedad a nuestros dias / The mathematical thought from the ancient times to today days
2007 - El Pensamiento Matematico Desde La Antiguedad a Nuestros Dias / the Mathematical Thought From the Ancient Times to Today Days [El Libro Universitario. Ensayo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420667195
ISBN-10: 8420667196
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Science & Math
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Mathematics for the Nonmathematician
2007 - Mathematics for the Nonmathematician (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486248233
ISBN-10: 0486248232
Genre: Science & Math
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Storia del pensiero matematico vol 2 - Dal Settecento a oggi
1999 - Storia Del Pensiero Matematico Vol 2 - Dal Settecento a Oggi (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788806154189
ISBN-10: 8806154184
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Calculus  An Intuitive and Physical Approach
1998 - Calculus an Intuitive and Physical Approach [Second Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486404530
ISBN-10: 0486404536
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Mathematics in Western Culture
1990 - Mathematics in Western Culture [Penguin Press Science] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140137033
ISBN-10: 0140137033
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Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times
1990 - Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times [vol. 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195061352
ISBN-10: 0195061357
Genre: Science & Math
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Mathematics and the Search for Knowledge
1986 - Mathematics and the Search for Knowledge (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195042306
ISBN-10: 0195042301
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Mathematics and the Physical World
1981 - Mathematics and the Physical World (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486241043
ISBN-10: 0486241041
Genres: Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment
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Calculus
1977 - Calculus (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780471491163
ISBN-10: 0471491160
Genre: Science & Math
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Why the professor can't teach Mathematics and the dilemma of university education
Why Johnny Can't Add  The Failure of the New Math
1973 - Why Johnny Can't Add the Failure of the New Math (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312877804
ISBN-10: 0312877803
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Calculus An Intuitive and Physical Approach
1967 - Calculus an Intuitive and Physical Approach (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780471491149
ISBN-10: 0471491144
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Mathematics a Cultural Approach [Addison-Wesley Series in Mathematics] (Hardcover)
Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
Mathematics for the Liberal Arts (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780201037715
ISBN-10: 0201037718
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Why Johnny Can't Add The Failure of the New Math
Why Johnny Can't Add the Failure of the New Math (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394719818
ISBN-10: 0394719816
Genre: Science & Math
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Why Johnny Can't Add Failure of the New Mathematics
Why Johnny Can't Add Failure of the New Mathematics (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780900997488
ISBN-10: 0900997486
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El fracaso de la matemtica moderna Por qu Juanito no sabe simar
El Fracaso De La Matemtica Moderna Por Qu Juanito No Sabe Simar (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789682316623
ISBN-10: 9682316626
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