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Basic Books

Letters to a Young Mathematician

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Mathematician 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.



Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 03/27/2007
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 8.02h x 5.02w x 0.61d
ISBN: 9780465082322

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.