Mathematical Apocrypha: Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical (Spectrum Series)by Steven G. Krantz
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 in a brisk and engaging manner and it also includes a number of attractive photographs and illustrations.
Table of Contents1. Great foolishness; 2. Great affrontery; 3. Great ideas; 4. Great failures; 5. Great pranks; 6. Great people.
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