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The Mathematical Experience
     

The Mathematical Experience

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by Philip J. Davis, Elena A. Marchisotto, Reuben Hersh
 

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This is the classic introduction for the educated lay reader to the richly diverse world of mathematics: its history, philosophy, principles, and personalities.

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This is the classic introduction for the educated lay reader to the richly diverse world of mathematics: its history, philosophy, principles, and personalities.

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New York Times Book Review
"A brilliant and engrossing view of the development of mathematics...wonderful at communicating its beauty and excitement to the general reader." --New York Times
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"A brilliant and engrossing view of the development of mathematics...wonderful at communicating its beauty and excitement to the general reader." The New York Times

"A perfectly marvelous book." The New Yorker

"A true gem, one of the masterpieces of our age." American Monthly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395321317
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/01/1982
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.24(d)

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Phillip J. Davis is professor of applied mathematics at Brown University.

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