Letters to a Young Mathematician

ISBN-10: 0465082319
ISBN-13: 9780465082315
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Ian Stewart
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Description: From the renowned mathematician and writer Ian Stewart, an insightful and lively exploration of what it's really like to do mathematics.

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/27/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

From the renowned mathematician and writer Ian Stewart, an insightful and lively exploration of what it's really like to do mathematics.

Preface
Why Do Math?
How I Almost Became a Lawyer
The Breadth of Mathematics
Hasn't It All Been Done?
Surrounded by Math
How Mathematicians Think
How to Learn Math
Fear of Proofs
Can't Computers Solve Everything?
Mathematical Storytelling
Going for the Jugular
Blockbusters
Impossible Problems
The Career Ladder
Pure or Applied?
Where Do You Get Those Crazy Ideas?
How to Teach Math
The Mathematical Community
Pigs and Pickup Trucks
Pleasures and Perils of Collaboration
Is God a Mathematician?
Notes and References

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