I Want to be a Mathematician: An Automathography by P.R. Halmos, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
I Want to be a Mathematician: An Automathography

I Want to be a Mathematician: An Automathography

by P.R. Halmos
     
 
From the reviews: "...this is a fascinating addition to recent mathematical culture by one of its makers. The main message i absorbed from it was a set of conditions required for success in mathematics: talent, yes; single-mindedness, almost as obvious; sense of humour, essential when the going gets tough; and love, yes that is the right word - you must

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From the reviews: "...this is a fascinating addition to recent mathematical culture by one of its makers. The main message i absorbed from it was a set of conditions required for success in mathematics: talent, yes; single-mindedness, almost as obvious; sense of humour, essential when the going gets tough; and love, yes that is the right word - you must love mathematics, and that means all the ingredients, passion, pain and loyalty." The Mathematical Gazette#1"The book is written in a very personal, but plain and honest way, result of reflected experience and mature self-assessment of a wise man. It avoids palliation as well as exaggerated modesty.- It should be a document for history and sociology of science." (R. Fischer) Zentralblatt für Mathematik#2

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387964706
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
01/26/1987
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
Pages:
421
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

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