Mathematical Apocrypha: Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical (Spectrum Series)
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Mathematical Apocrypha: Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical (Spectrum Series)

by Steven G. Krantz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0883855399

ISBN-13: 9780883855393

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Mathematical Association of America

This book contains a collection of tales about mathematicians and the mathematical, derived from the author's experience. It shares with the reader the nature of the mathematical enterprise, and gives a glimpse of mathematical culture. The book brings legendary names to life, and shares little known stories about names we have heard all our lives. The book is written

Overview

This book contains a collection of tales about mathematicians and the mathematical, derived from the author's experience. It shares with the reader the nature of the mathematical enterprise, and gives a glimpse of mathematical culture. The book brings legendary names to life, and shares little known stories about names we have heard all our lives. The book is written in a brisk and engaging manner and it also includes a number of attractive photographs and illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883855393
Publisher:
Mathematical Association of America
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Spectrum Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Great foolishness; 2. Great affrontery; 3. Great ideas; 4. Great failures; 5. Great pranks; 6. Great people.

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