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Mathematics : a very short introduction

Autor: Timothy Gowers
Editora: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Séries: Very short introductions, 66.
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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'.  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Popular works
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Tipo de Material: Recurso Internet
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Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Timothy Gowers
ISBN: 0192853619 9780192853615 0199504687 9780199504688
Número OCLC: 49936189
Descrição: 143 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Conteúdos: Models --
Numbers and abstraction --
Proofs --
Limits and infinity --
Dimension --
Geometry --
Estimates and approximations --
Some frequently asked questions.
Título da Série: Very short introductions, 66.
Responsabilidade: 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.  Ler mais...

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