## I Want to be a Mathematician: An Automathography |

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User Review - EmreSevinc - LibraryThingI don't think my words of praise would do justice to this wonderful book. Halmos has strong opinions almost about everything and the way he talks about his examples are very wise. You don't need to be ... Read full review

### Contents

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12 | |

CHAPTER 2 | 20 |

Calculus and is there a doctor on the faculty? | 26 |

Statistics | 36 |

First class | 43 |

CHAPTER 4 | 50 |

Other forces other tongues | 57 |

Small memories | 197 |

Boolean logic | 206 |

Logic students and logicians | 213 |

Service | 219 |

How to be an editor | 228 |

Recent progress in ergodic theory | 235 |

Boolean algebras and sets | 243 |

CHAPTER 12 | 253 |

Statistics no | 64 |

CHAPTER 5 | 74 |

On my own | 80 |

The center of the world | 88 |

A weak paper and a pretty good book | 95 |

Birthdays | 101 |

Winning the | 105 |

Radiation Laboratory 14 | 113 |

From Syracuse to Chicago | 121 |

Days of glory | 129 |

Students and visitors | 137 |

Measure Theory | 143 |

Jimmie Savage | 149 |

The beginning of Hilbert space | 156 |

The Cambridge Congress | 162 |

Saturation in Spanish | 170 |

Weather and climate | 177 |

Instituto de Matemática | 184 |

Research in Uruguay | 191 |

Moore and covering material | 260 |

Musings on teaching | 269 |

More Ph D Students | 275 |

Budapest 1964 | 284 |

Life with Anosov | 301 |

Mathematicians in Moscow | 308 |

As others see us | 315 |

How to do research | 321 |

Friends can help | 329 |

How to advise | 339 |

CHAPTER | 349 |

How not to be a chairman | 356 |

Life in Bloomington | 363 |

Wabash | 372 |

The Monthly | 379 |

How to write mathematics | 390 |

How to write history? | 397 |

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