## Mathematical Apocrypha: Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the MathematicalThis book contains a collection of tales about mathematicians and the mathematical, derived from the author's experience. It shares with the reader the nature of the mathematical enterprise, and gives a glimpse of mathematical culture. The book brings legendary names to life, and shares little known stories about names we have heard all our lives. The book is written in a brisk and engaging manner and it also includes a number of attractive photographs and illustrations. |

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### Contents

Great Foolishness | 1 |

Great Affrontery | 41 |

Great Ideas | 73 |

Great Failures | 117 |

Great Pranks | 139 |

Great People | 165 |

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Mathematical Apocrypha: Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the ... Steven G. Krantz No preview available - 2002 |

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