## Letters to a Young MathematicianThe 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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User Review - Erickson Tjoa - GoodreadsA very engaging book towards a hypothetical character Meg, from first encounter in mathematics to a tenured track professor in mathematics. It gives brief yet thorough picture of life coloured with ... Read full review

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II | 11 |

III | 18 |

IV | 33 |

V | 45 |

VI | 53 |

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VIII | 71 |

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XVII | 157 |

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