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Littlewood's Miscellany

Littlewood's Miscellany

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  • Date Published: November 1986
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521337021

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  • Academic life in Cambridge especially in Trinity College is viewed through the eyes of one of its greatest figures. Most of Professor Littlewood's earlier work is presented along with a wealth of new material.

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    "Every line will delight lovers of mathematics, but even readers who have never had a mathematical thought will--if they love evidence of humane intelligence and wise wit--find here much to savor. A very special classic." SciTech Book News

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1986
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521337021
    • length: 212 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to A Mathematician's Miscellany
    2. Mathematics with minimum 'Raw Material'
    3. From the mathematical tripos
    4. Cross-purposes, unconscious assumptions, howlers, misprints, etc
    5. The zoo
    6. Ballistics
    7. The dilemma of probability theory
    8. From Fermat's last theorem to the abolition of capital punishment
    9. A mathematical education
    10. Review of Ramanujan's collected papers
    11. Large numbers
    12. Lion and man
    13. People
    14. Academic life
    15. Odds and ends
    16. Newton and the attraction of a sphere
    17. The discovery of Neptune
    18. The Adams-Airy affair
    19. The mathematician's art of work.

  • Editor

    Béla Bollobás

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