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Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Series: Very Short Introduction Series (VSI) Volume: 66

By: Timothy Gowers

156 pages, B/w photos, figs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Aug 2002 | #140539 | ISBN: 0192853619
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This book aims to explain, in clear non-technical language,what it is that mathematicians do, and how that differs from and builds on the mathematics that most people are familiar with from school. It is the ideal introduction for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of mathematics.


1. Models; 2. Numbers and Abstraction; 3. Proofs; 4. Limits and Infinity; 5. Dimension; 6. Geometry; 7. Estimates and Approximates; 8. Frequently Asked Questions

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