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A mathematicians's miscellany.

Author: John E Littlewood
Publisher: London, Methuen [1953]
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Littlewood, John E. (John Edensor), 1885-1977.
Mathematicians's miscellany.
London, Methuen [1953]
(OCoLC)625805274
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John E Littlewood
OCLC Number: 3785643
Description: vii, 136 pages diagrams, tables 21 cm
Contents: 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.--Three reviews.--Newton and the attraction of a sphere.--Large numbers.--The discovery of Neptune.--The Adams-Airy affair.--'Lion and man.'

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