Behind the arcane realm of mathematical numbers, equations, and solutions lies the sometimes sordid world of real people, whose rivalries and deceptions are at odds with the mathematician's reputation for clear thinking and scientific detachment. In this highly readable volume, Pappas livens up the world of mathematics with 29 fascinating stories about its little-known scandals. 20 photos. 30 illustrations.
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Review: Mathematical ScandalsUser Review - Brendan - Goodreads
This books asks a lot of questions, but doesn't answer any. It seems minimally-sourced, and is peppered with spelling errors and head-scratching grammar. I like the ambition, the idea of sharing the ... Read full review
Review: Mathematical ScandalsUser Review - Nicole - Goodreads
An interesting collection of anecdotes & vignettes of mathematicians. It's nice to read about their lives and get to see them as people. I would like to incorporate them into my classroom somehow, but haven't worked that out yet. Read full review