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Letters to a Young Mathematician

By: Ian Stewart
210 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Basic Books
Letters to a Young Mathematician
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  • Letters to a Young Mathematician ISBN: 9780465082322 Paperback Jun 2007 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 5 days
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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.

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Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, and Director of the Mathematics Awareness Centre at Warwick. He has written over 140 mathematical research papers on subjects such as symmetry in dynamics, pattern formation, chaos and mathematical biology, as well as numerous popular books, including Does God Play Dice?, What Shape is a Snowflake?, Nature's Numbers, The Annotated Flatland and Flatterland. He lives in Coventry.
By: Ian Stewart
210 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Basic Books
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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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