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Littlewood's Miscellany - Bela Bollobas

Paperback Published: 29th December 1986
ISBN: 9780521337021
Number Of Pages: 212

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Academic life in Cambridge especially in Trinity College is viewed through the eyes of one of its greatest figures. Most of Professor Littlewood's earlier work is presented along with a wealth of new material.

"Every line will delight lovers of mathematics, but even readers who have never had a mathematical thought will--if they love evidence of humane intelligence and wise wit--find here much to savor. A very special classic." SciTech Book News

Frontispiece
Preface
Foreword
Introduction to A Mathematician+s Miscellany
Mathematics with minimum +Raw Material+
From the mathematical tripos
Cross-purposes, unconscious assumptions, howlers, misprints, etc
The zoo
Ballistics
The dilemma of probability theory
From Fermat+s last theorem to the abolition of capital punishment
A mathematical education
Review of Ramanujan+s collected papers
Large numbers
Lion and man
People
Academic life
Odds and ends
Newton and the attraction of a sphere
The discovery of Neptune
The Adams-Airy affair
The mathematician+s art of work
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ISBN: 9780521337021
ISBN-10: 052133702X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 29th December 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.27

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