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Anonymous
Posted June 21, 2005
This is a gentle introduction to math that's worth learning (as opposed to high school math). You won't get this in school, perhaps because your teachers don't know it. What makes this book stand out is that it helps you to see what a mathematican actually does; it helps you understand the process of studying examples and generalizing (again, unlike high school math).
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Posted July 4, 2000
This book presents some very fundamental yet deep mathematical concepts in a friendly way. It strongly presents both practical and theoretical aspects of mathematics. I first read this book in my early teens and I fell in love with it. I read it twice more over the next decade. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who has a hunger for mathematics.
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Overview
Anyone can appreciate the beauty, depth, and vitality of mathematics with the help of this highly readable text, specially developed from a college course designed to appeal to students in a variety of fields. Readers with little mathematical background are exposed to a broad range of subjects chosen from number theory, topology, set theory, geometry, algebra, and analysis.
Starting with a survey of questions on weight, the text discusses the primes, the fundamental theorem of...