Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

214

Buy product

SKU: 0192853619 Category:
Share with Friends

Description


Feature:

  • Oxford University Press
The aim of this book is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and readers of this book will emerge with a clearer understanding of paradoxical-sounding concepts such as infinity, curved space, and imaginary numbers. The first few chapters are about general aspects of mathematical thought. These are followed by discussions of more specific topics, and the book closes with a chapter answering common sociological questions about the mathematical community (such as “Is it true that mathematicians burn out at the age of 25?”)

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Additional information

Author

Gowers

Binding

Paperback

Brand

imusti

EAN

9780192853615

ISBN

0192853619

Manufacturer

OUP UK

NumberOfItems

1

NumberOfPages

160

PublicationDate

2002-09-23

Publisher

OUP UK

SKU

VI-0199504687

Studio

OUP UK

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.