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Mathematical Apocrypha Redux (05 Edition)

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Publisher Comments:

A volume of anecdotes, stories, quips, and ruminations about mathematics and mathematicians.

Book News Annotation:

To prove that mathematicians are not only human but also amusing and sympathetic, Krantz (math, Washington U., St. Louis) has collected these anecdotes, stories and jokes about math and mathematicians. The stories are divided into sections with titles such as "Utter Frivolity," "Utter Helplessness," and "Utter Confusion." Many are about living mathematicians and reflect Krantz's experiences. The volume is a companion to Krantz's Mathematical Apocrypha.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

To prove that mathematicians are not only human but also amusing and sympathetic, Krantz (math, Washington U., St. Louis) has collected these anecdotes, stories and jokes about math and mathematicians. The stories are divided into sections with titles such as "Utter Frivolity," "Utter Helplessness," and "Utter Confusion." Many are about living mathematicians and reflect Krantz's experiences. The volume is a companion to Krantz's Mathematical Apocrypha. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A companion to Mathematical Apocrypha, this second volume of anecdotes, stories, quips, and ruminations about mathematics and mathematicians is sure to please. The purpose of this lively, engaging, and informative book is to explore and to celebrate the many facets of mathematical life, revealing mathematicians as intense, human, and sympathetic.

About the Author

Steve Krantz is Professor of Mathematics at Washington University in St. Louis.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Utter frivolity; 2. Utter helplessness; 3. Utter utterances; 4. Utter sagacity; 5. Utter sanguinity; 6. Utter seriousness; 7. Utter credulity; 8. Utter confusion; 9. Utter solipsism; Further reading; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780883855546
Subtitle:
More Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical
Author:
Krantz, Steven G.
Editor:
Watkins, William
Editor:
Alexanderson, Gerald L.
Author:
Krantz, Steven
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematicians
Subject:
General Mathematics
Series:
Spectrum
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304

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"Synopsis" by , A companion to Mathematical Apocrypha, this second volume of anecdotes, stories, quips, and ruminations about mathematics and mathematicians is sure to please. The purpose of this lively, engaging, and informative book is to explore and to celebrate the many facets of mathematical life, revealing mathematicians as intense, human, and sympathetic.
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