Letters to a Young Mathematician
Mathematician Ian Stewart tells readers what he wishes he had known when he was a student. He takes up 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.
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Stewart (mathematics, Univ. of Warwick; director, Mathematics Awareness Ctr. at Warwick;The Annotated Flatland ) has written yet another mathematics popularization, this time in the form of letters to ... Read full review
La rubrique de Ian Stewart dans la revue Pour la Science était un régal.
Qui mieux que cet auteur peut nous faire savourer le plaisir de faire des mathématiques?
13 Impossible Problems 110
14 The Career Ladder 122
15 Pure or Applied? 131
16 Where Do You Get Those Crazy Ideas? 147
17 How to Teach Math 157
18 The Mathematical Community 168
19 Pigs and Pickup Trucks 178
20 Pleasures and Perils of Collaboration 188
9 Cant Computers Solve Everything? 82
10 Mathematical Storytelling 87
11 Going for the Jugular 95
12 Blockbusters 103
21 Is God a Mathematician? 196
Notes and References 205