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Letters to a Young Mathematician (Art of Mentoring)

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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 its 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.

Synopsis:

Inspiration and guidance for aspiring mathematicians

About the Author

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and is well known for his writing and broadcasting about mathematics for nonspecialists. He has written over 140 research papers on such subjects as symmetry in dynamics, pattern formation, chaos, and mathematical biology, as well as numerous popular books, including Letters to a Young Mathematician, Does God Play Dice?, What Shape Is a Snowflake?, Natures Numbers, The Annotated Flatland, and Flatterland. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001. He lives in Coventry, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465082322
Author:
Stewart, Ian
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Art of Mentoring
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 6.4 oz

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