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The Education of a Mathematician : Ak Peters Ser. - Philip J. Davis

The Education of a Mathematician

Ak Peters Ser.

Hardcover Published: 21st July 2000
ISBN: 9781568811161
Number Of Pages: 368

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In this charming memoir, a renowned mathematician and winner of the American Book Award traces his career in mathematics from early lessons in horse racing and the realities of life to his adventures on the lecture circuit. A thought-provoking mix of autobiography, history, and insights into the role of mathematics in everyday life, this highly entertaining book will appeal to all readers.

Prologuep. ix
In the Beginningp. 1
Undergraduate Yearsp. 27
World War IIp. 85
Graduate Yearsp. 93
Mathematics in Washingtonp. 113
At Brown Universityp. 159
Horizons Widenp. 201
Copenhagen and Its Aftermathp. 227
Interlude: A Bit of Mathematical Historyp. 237
Mathematics and the French Enlightenmentp. 255
Applied Mathematics of Jeffersonian Interestp. 273
Echoes of Rousseaup. 315
Still Carrying Onp. 331
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ISBN: 9781568811161
ISBN-10: 1568811160
Series: Ak Peters Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 21st July 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.83
Edition Number: 1

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