Letters to a Young Mathematician

Letters to a Young Mathematician
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Publisher : Basic Books
Total Pages : 224
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ISBN-10 : 9780465008414
ISBN-13 : 0465008410
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Book Synopsis Letters to a Young Mathematician by : Ian Stewart

Download or read book Letters to a Young Mathematician written by Ian Stewart and published by Basic Books. This book was released on 2007-08-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first scientific entry in the acclaimed Art of Mentoring series from Basic Books, Letters to a Young Mathematician tells readers what Ian Stewart wishes he had known when he was a student and young faculty member. Subjects ranging from the philosophical to the practical -- what mathematics is and why it's worth doing, the relationship between logic and proof, the role of beauty in mathematical thinking, the future of mathematics, how to deal with the peculiarities of the mathematical community, and many others -- are dealt with in Stewart's much-admired style, which combines subtle, easygoing humor with a talent for cutting to the heart of the matter. In the tradition of G.H. Hardy's classic A Mathematician's Apology, this book is sure to be a perennial favorite with students at all levels, as well as with other readers who are curious about the frequently incomprehensible world of mathematics.


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