Matters Mathematical

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American Mathematical Soc., 1978 - Mathematics - 246 pages
From the Preface: ``This book is based on notes prepared for a course at the University of Chicago. The course was intended for nonmajors whose mathematical training was somewhat limited ... Mastery of the material requires nothing beyond algebra and geometry normally covered in high school ... [I]t could be used in courses designed for students who intend to teach mathematics ... We want the reader to see mathematics as a living subject in which new results are constantly being obtained.''
 

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Contents

Sets and Functions
1
Number Theory
33
Permutations
99
Group Theory
129
Finite Geometry
153
Game Theory
195
Infinite Sets
221
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Irving Kaplansky is Director Emeritus of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and George Herbert Mead Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago.

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