Introduction to Mathematics (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Introduction to Mathematics (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Alfred North Whitehead
     
 

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Alfred North Whitehead’s Introduction to Mathematics is one of the most charming books ever written about the queen of the sciences. It gives a delightful and intellectually stimulating exposition of mathematical concepts, the history of their development, and the application thereof. Written with razor-sharp clarity, this little gem of a book is

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Alfred North Whitehead’s Introduction to Mathematics is one of the most charming books ever written about the queen of the sciences. It gives a delightful and intellectually stimulating exposition of mathematical concepts, the history of their development, and the application thereof. Written with razor-sharp clarity, this little gem of a book is filled with precious insights and lively prose.  Everyone from high-school students and undergraduates to laymen wishing to re-familiarize themselves with the fundamental ideas of mathematics will find this tutorial rewarding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411431423
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

The youngest of four children of an Anglican vicar, Whitehead (1861-1947)-one of the most interesting and imaginative scholars of our era-showed no sign in his youth of the genius that he was later in life. As a scholar, his academic interests spanned mathematics, science, and metaphysics, all of which were thoroughly and carefully treated by him with a unique and original style. Guided by the intellectual honesty and the personal touch that is so characteristic of his writings, only few follow Whitehead in the rarely taken path that combines mathematics, physics, and philosophy. His ingenuity and creativity shall remain an inspiration to generations of scholars.

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An Introduction To Mathematics (Large Print Edition) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
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The book is peppered with formulas that require a magnifying glass to read (literally- it's something like two-point type). Otherwise it's quite interesting.
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