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Littlewood's Miscellany

Autore: John E Littlewood; Béla Bollobás
Editore: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : English : Rev. edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Littlewood's Miscellany, which includes most of the earlier work as well as much of the material Professor Littlewood collected after the publication of A Mathematician's Miscellany, allows us to see academic life in Cambridge, especially in Trinity College, through the eyes of one of its greatest figures. The joy that Professor Littlewood found in life and mathematics is reflected in the many amusing anecdotes  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento Libro, Risorsa Internet
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: John E Littlewood; Béla Bollobás
{0} 0521330580 9780521330589 052133702X 9780521337021
Numero OCLC: 13455671
Note: Revised edition of: A mathematician's miscellany.
Descrizione: 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Introduction to A Mathematician's Miscellany --
Mathematics with minimum 'Raw Material" --
From the mathematical tripos --
Cross-purposes, unconscious assumptions, howlers, misprints, etc --
The zoo --
Ballistics --
The dilemma of probability theory --
From Fermat's last theorem to the abolition of capital punishment --
A mathematical education --
Review of Ramanujan's collected papers --
Large numbers --
Lion and man --
People --
Academic life --
Odds and ends --
Newton and the attraction of a sphere --
The discovery of Neptune --
The Adams-Airy affair --
The mathematician's art of work.
Altri titoli: Miscellany.
Miscellany
Responsabilità: edited by Béla Bollobás.
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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  Per saperne di più…

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