By: Ian Stewart
210 pages, no illustrations
Explores what it's really like to do mathematics. Part of the "Art of Mentoring" series, this work tells readers what the author wishes he'd known when he was a student. It deals with the subjects ranging from the philosophical to the practical such as what mathematics is and why it's worth doing, and the relationship between logic and proof.
No-one could have written better on what being a mathematician is all about, and on what it takes to become one. A true gem. Mario Livio, author of The Golden Ratio."
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