Mathematical Apocrypha Redux: More Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical

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Cambridge University Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 294 pages
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A companion to Mathematical Apocrypha, this second volume of anecdotes, stories, quips, and ruminations about mathematics and mathematicians is sure to please. It differs from other books of its type in that many of the stories are from the twentieth century and many about currently living mathematicians. A number of the best stories come from the author's first-hand experience. The writing is lively, engaging, and informative. There are stories the reader may wish to share with students and colleagues, friends, and relatives. The purpose of the book is to explore and to celebrate the many facets of mathematical life. The stories reveal mathematicians as intense, human, and sympathetic. They should resonate with readers everywhere.
  

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Contents

Utter Frivolity
1
Utter Helplessness
31
Utter Utterances
59
Utter Sagacity
89
Utter Sanguinity
117
Utter Seriousness
145
Utter Credulity
183
Utter Confusion
217
Utter Solipsism
233
Further Reading
277
Index
281
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About the author (2005)

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

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