TY - BOOK
DB - /z-wcorg/
DP - http://worldcat.org
ID - 49936189
LA - English
T1 - Mathematics : a very short introduction
A1 - Gowers, Timothy.,
PB - Oxford University Press
CY - Oxford; New York
Y1 - 2002///
SN - 0192853619 9780192853615 0199504687 9780199504688
AB - "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'. From basic ideas, through to philosophical queries, to common sociological questions about the mathematical community, this book unravels some of the mysteries of space and numbers."--BOOK JACKET.
ER -