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Letters to a Young Mathematician By Dr Ian Stewart (University of Warwick)

Letters to a Young Mathematician
by Dr Ian Stewart (University of Warwick)

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From a renowned mathematician and writer comes an insightful and lively exploration of why mathematics matters.
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Letters to a Young Mathematician by Dr Ian Stewart (University of Warwick)

The first scientific entry in the acclaimed Art of Mentoring series from Basic Books, Letters to a Young Mathematician tells readers what Ian Stewart wishes he had known when he was a student and young faculty member. Subjects ranging from the philosophical to the practical--what mathematics is and why it's 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--are dealt with in Stewart's much-admired style, which combines subtle, easygoing humor with a talent for cutting to the heart of the matter. In the tradition of G.H. Hardy's classic A Mathematician's Apology, this book is sure to be a perennial favorite with students at all levels, as well as with other readers who are curious about the frequently incomprehensible world of mathematics.

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About Dr Ian Stewart (University of Warwick)


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?, Nature's Numbers, The Annotated Flatland, and Flatterland. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001. He lives in Coventry, England.

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Letters to a Young Mathematician by Dr Ian Stewart (University of Warwick)
Dr Ian Stewart (University of Warwick)
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Hardback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2006-05-06
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9780465082315
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