The Resource Letters to a young mathematician, Ian Stewart
Letters to a young mathematician, Ian Stewart
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The item Letters to a young mathematician, Ian Stewart represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Internet Archive  Open Library.This item is available to borrow from all library branches.
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The item Letters to a young mathematician, Ian Stewart represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Internet Archive  Open Library.
This item is available to borrow from all library branches.
 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
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (xii, 210 pages
 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?
 Label
 Letters to a young mathematician
 Title
 Letters to a young mathematician
 Statement of responsibility
 Ian Stewart
 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
 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
 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
 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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