Letters to a Young Mathematician
Ian Stewart (Author)
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DescriptionMathematician Ian Stewart tells readers what he wishes he had known when he was a student. He takes up subjects ranging 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.
March 27, 2007
5.02 X 0.61 X 8.02 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author
Ian Stewart is emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick. His recent books include Calculating the Cosmos, Significant Figures, In Pursuit of the Unknown, and Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures. He is a fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in Coventry, UK.
"ÝStewart is¨ just as happy discussing whether God is a mathematician or whether alien mathematics will turn out to be the same as ours. As a mentor for a budding mathematician, he is remarkably good company."