The Education of a Mathematician

The Education of a Mathematician

by Philip J. Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568811160

ISBN-13: 9781568811161

Pub. Date: 07/21/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this charming memoir, a renowned mathematician and winner of the American Book Award traces his career in mathematics from early lessons in horse racing and the realities of life to his adventures on the lecture circuit. A thought-provoking mix of autobiography, history, and insights into the role of mathematics in everyday life, this highly entertaining book

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In this charming memoir, a renowned mathematician and winner of the American Book Award traces his career in mathematics from early lessons in horse racing and the realities of life to his adventures on the lecture circuit. A thought-provoking mix of autobiography, history, and insights into the role of mathematics in everyday life, this highly entertaining book will appeal to all readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568811161
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/21/2000
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Prologueix
Part IIn the Beginning1
Part IIUndergraduate Years27
Part IIIWorld War II85
Part IVGraduate Years93
Part VMathematics in Washington113
Part VIAt Brown University159
Part VIIHorizons Widen201
Part VIIICopenhagen and Its Aftermath227
Part IXInterlude: A Bit of Mathematical History237
Part XMathematics and the French Enlightenment255
Part XIApplied Mathematics of Jeffersonian Interest273
Part XIIEchoes of Rousseau315
Part XIIIStill Carrying On331

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