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Letters to a young mathematician, Ian Stewart

Label
Letters to a young mathematician
Title
Letters to a young mathematician
Statement of responsibility
Ian Stewart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Letters to a Young Mathematician tells readers what Ian Stewart wishes he had known when he was a student. He takes up subjects from the philosophical to the practical - what mathematics is and why it's worth doing, the relationship between logic and proof, the role of beauty in mathematical thinking, the future of mathematics, how to deal with the peculiarities of the mathematical community, and many others - in a style that combines subtle, easygoing humor with a talent for cutting to the heart of the matter"--Bk. jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Ian
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA99
LC item number
.S84 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Art of mentoring
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mathematics
Label
Letters to a young mathematician, Ian Stewart
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
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?
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 210 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035937927
Label
Letters to a young mathematician, Ian Stewart
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
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?
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 210 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035937927

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