Mathematics Made Difficult
"There is no doubt that an absolute ignoramus (not a mere qualified ignoramus, like the author) may become slightly confused on reading this book. Is this bad? On the contrary, it is highly desirable. Mathematicians always strive to confuse their audiences; where there is no confusion there is no prestige. Mathematics is prestidigitation. Confusion itself may be taken as the guiding principle in what is done here - if there is a principle. Just as the fractured leg confused the Zen disciple, it is hoped that this book may help to confuse some uninitiated reader and so put him on the road to enlightenment..."--Intro. (p. 10).
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Review: Mathematics Made DifficultUser Review - Simon Mcleish - Goodreads
Originally published on my blog here in April 2002. When I was a mathematics graduate student, this book was passed around the department, delighting those of us working in pure mathematics. Basically ... Read full review
Review: Mathematics Made DifficultUser Review - Thatsgreateric - Goodreads
Nobody accepts a challenge anymore. If you watch Teen Mom religiously, a glance over this textbook might just save your nth marriage. Read full review