Spectrum: Mathematical Apocrypha Redux: More Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical
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Spectrum: Mathematical Apocrypha Redux: More Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical

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A companion to Mathematical Apocrypha, this second volume of anecdotes, stories, quips, and ruminations about mathematics and mathematicians is sure to please. It differs from other books of its type in that many of the stories are from the twentieth century and many about currently living mathematicians. A number of the best stories come from the author's first-hand experience. The writing is lively, engaging, and informative. There are stories the reader may wish to share with students and colleagues, friends, and relatives. The purpose of the book is to explore and to celebrate the many facets of mathematical life. The stories reveal mathematicians as intense, human, and sympathetic. They should resonate with readers everywhere.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 15mm | 413g
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0883855542
  • 9780883855546
  • 1,529,972

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Utter frivolity; 2. Utter helplessness; 3. Utter utterances; 4. Utter sagacity; 5. Utter sanguinity; 6. Utter seriousness; 7. Utter credulity; 8. Utter confusion; 9. Utter solipsism; Further reading; Index.
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'A companion to Mathematica Apocrypha, this second volume of anecdotes, stories, quips and ruminations about mathematics and mathematicians is sure to please. It differs from other books of this type in that many of the stories are from the twentieth century and many about currently living mathematicians. The writing is lively, engaging and informative. The stories reveal mathematicians as intense, human and sympathetic. They should resonate with readers everywhere.' L'enseignement mathematique
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About Steven G. Krantz

Steve Krantz is Professor of Mathematics at Washington University in St. Louis.
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