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Mathematics : a very short introduction

Autore: Timothy Gowers
Editore: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Serie: Very short introductions, 66.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Mathematics is a subject we are all exposed to in our daily lives, but one which many of us fear. In this introduction, Timothy Gowers elucidates the most fundamental differences, which are primarily philosophical, between advanced mathematics and what we learn at school, so that one emerges with a clearer understanding of such paradoxical-sounding concepts as 'infinity', 'curved space', and 'imaginary numbers'.  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Timothy Gowers
ISBN: 0192853619 9780192853615 0199504687 9780199504688
Numero OCLC: 49936189
Descrizione: 143 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contenuti: Models --
Numbers and abstraction --
Proofs --
Limits and infinity --
Dimension --
Geometry --
Estimates and approximations --
Some frequently asked questions.
Titolo della serie: Very short introductions, 66.
Responsabilità: Timothy Gowers.
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This book aims to explain, in clear non-technical language,what it is that mathematicians do, and how that differs from and builds on the mathematics that most people are familiar with from school.  Per saperne di più…

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