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Letters to a young mathematician

By: Stewart, Ian.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2006Description: xii, 210 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780465082322.Subject(s): Mathematics -- MiscellaneaOnline resources: Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
Why do math? -- How I almost became a lawyer -- The breadth of mathematics -- Hasn't it all been done? -- Surrounded by math -- How mathematicians think -- How to learn math -- Fear of proofs -- Can't computers solve everything? -- Mathematical storytelling -- Going for the jugular -- Blockbusters -- Impossible problems -- The career ladder -- Pure or applied? -- Where do you get those crazy ideas? -- How to teach math -- The mathematical community -- Pigs and pickup trucks -- Pleasures and perils of collaboration -- Is God a mathematician?
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Includes bibliographical references.

Why do math? -- How I almost became a lawyer -- The breadth of mathematics -- Hasn't it all been done? -- Surrounded by math -- How mathematicians think -- How to learn math -- Fear of proofs -- Can't computers solve everything? -- Mathematical storytelling -- Going for the jugular -- Blockbusters -- Impossible problems -- The career ladder -- Pure or applied? -- Where do you get those crazy ideas? -- How to teach math -- The mathematical community -- Pigs and pickup trucks -- Pleasures and perils of collaboration -- Is God a mathematician?

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