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Mathematics : a very short introduction

Auteur: Timothy Gowers
Uitgever: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Serie: Very short introductions, 66.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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'.  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
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Genre: Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Timothy Gowers
ISBN: 0192853619 9780192853615 0199504687 9780199504688
OCLC-nummer: 49936189
Beschrijving: 143 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Inhoud: Models --
Numbers and abstraction --
Proofs --
Limits and infinity --
Dimension --
Geometry --
Estimates and approximations --
Some frequently asked questions.
Serietitel: Very short introductions, 66.
Verantwoordelijkheid: 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.  Meer lezen...

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