A New Year's Present from a Mathematician

A New Year's Present from a Mathematician

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A New Year's Present from a Mathematician is an exciting book dedicated to two questions: What is it that mathematicians do? And who gets to be called a 'mathematician' and why?

This book seeks to answer these questions through a series of stories ranging from the beginning of modern mathematics through to the 20th century, but not in a usual, chronological manner. The author weaves her story around major questions concerning nature of mathematics, and links mathematicians by the substance of their ideas and the historical and personal context in which they were developed.

Ideal as a gift for anyone with an interest in mathematics, this book gives a powerful insight into mathematical concepts in an easy-to-read-and-digest manner, without trivializing their nature. The attention given to engaging examples, framed within a poetic narrative structure, means that this book can be enjoyed by almost anyone, regardless of their level of mathematical education.

Book information

ISBN: 9780367219369
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: Chapman & Hall/CRC
Pub date:
DEWEY: 510.903
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 178
Weight: 350g
Height: 155mm
Width: 235mm
Spine width: 11mm