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A Mathematician's Apology (Canto Book)

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G. H. Hardy was one of this century's finest mathematical thinkers, renowned among his contemporaries as a 'real mathematician ... the purest of the pure'. He was also, as C. P. Snow recounts in his Foreword, 'unorthodox, eccentric, radical, ready to talk about anything'. This 'apology', written in 1940 as his mathematical powers were declining, offers a brilliant and engaging account of mathematics as very much more than a science; when it was first published, Graham Greene hailed it alongside Henry James's notebooks as 'the best account of what it was like to be a creative artist'. C. P. Snow's Foreword gives sympathetic and witty insights into Hardy's life, with its rich store of anecdotes concerning his collaboration with the brilliant Indian mathematician Ramanujan, his aphorisms and idiosyncrasies, and his passion for cricket. This is a unique account of the fascination of mathematics and of one of its most compelling exponents in modern times.

Synopsis:

This "apology", written in 1940 by G.H. Hardy as his mathematical powers were declining, offers an engaging account of the pleasure and power of mathematical invention. The foreword gives insights into Hardy's life, telling anecdotes concerning his idiosyncracies and his passion for cricket.

Synopsis:

C. P. Snow's Foreword gives sympathetic and witty insights into Hardy's life, with its rich store of anecdotes concerning his collaboration with the brilliant Indian mathematician Ramanujan, his aphorisms and idiosyncrasies, and his passion for cricket. This is a unique account of the fascination of mathematics and of one of its most compelling exponents in modern times.

Synopsis:

This is a unique account of the fascination of mathematics and of one of its most compelling exponents in modern times.

Synopsis:

Written in 1940 as his mathematical powers were declining, G.H. Hardy's \'apology\' offers an engaging account of the thoughts of a man known for his eccentricities as well as his brilliance in mathematics.

Table of Contents

Foreword C. P. Snow; Preface; A Mathematician's apology: chapters 1 - 29; Note.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521427067
Foreword:
Snow, Charles Percy
Author:
Snow, C. P.
Foreword by:
Snow, Charles Percy
Foreword:
Snow, Charles Percy
Author:
Hardy, G. H.
Author:
Snow, C. P.
Author:
Hardy, Godfrey H.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto Book
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
153
Dimensions:
8.66x5.46x.34 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 153 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521427067 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This "apology", written in 1940 by G.H. Hardy as his mathematical powers were declining, offers an engaging account of the pleasure and power of mathematical invention. The foreword gives insights into Hardy's life, telling anecdotes concerning his idiosyncracies and his passion for cricket.
"Synopsis" by , C. P. Snow's Foreword gives sympathetic and witty insights into Hardy's life, with its rich store of anecdotes concerning his collaboration with the brilliant Indian mathematician Ramanujan, his aphorisms and idiosyncrasies, and his passion for cricket. This is a unique account of the fascination of mathematics and of one of its most compelling exponents in modern times.
"Synopsis" by , This is a unique account of the fascination of mathematics and of one of its most compelling exponents in modern times.
"Synopsis" by , Written in 1940 as his mathematical powers were declining, G.H. Hardy's \'apology\' offers an engaging account of the thoughts of a man known for his eccentricities as well as his brilliance in mathematics.
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