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Genre/Form: | Beispielsammlung |
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Document Type: | Book |

All Authors / Contributors: |
John Stillwell |

ISBN: | 9780691171685 0691171688 9780691178547 0691178542 |

OCLC Number: | 1027717523 |

Notes: | Originally published: 2016. |

Description: | xiv, 422 Seiten : Illustrationen |

Contents: | *Frontmatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. vii*Preface, pg. xi*1. Elementary Topics, pg. 1*2. Arithmetic, pg. 35*3. Computation, pg. 73*4. Algebra, pg. 106*5. Geometry, pg. 148*6. Calculus, pg. 193*7. Combinatorics, pg. 243*8. Probability, pg. 279*9. Logic, pg. 298*10. Some Advanced Mathematics, pg. 336*Bibliography, pg. 395*Index, pg. 405 |

Responsibility: | John Stillwell. |

## Reviews

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"[Stillwell] writes clearly and engagingly... [Elements of Mathematics] can appeal to various constituencies at different levels of mathematical sophistication."--Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews "A great exploration of elementary mathematics, its limitations, how infinity complicates things, and how various branches of mathematics fit together."--Antonio Cangiano, Math-Blog "Stillwell is ... One of the better current mathematical authors: he writes clearly and engagingly, and makes more of an effort than most to provide historical detail and a sense of how various mathematical ideas tie in with one another... The features we have learned to expect from Stillwell (including, but not limited to, excellent writing) are present in [Elements of Mathematics] as well."--MAA Reviews "An accessible read... Stillwell breaks down the basics, providing both historical and practical perspectives from arithmetic to infinity."--Gemma Tarlach, Discover "[A] sophisticated treatment of topics usually described as elementary."--John Allen Paulos "[Elements of Mathematics] is quite a tour de force, organized by areas of mathematics--arithmetic, computation, algebra, geometry, calculus, and so on--and in each area Stillwell manages to distill down the big ideas and the connections with other areas. He is a master expositor, and the text manages to be engaging and accessible without watering down the mathematics. I definitely learned new things from the book!"--Brent Yorgey, Math Less Traveled blog "From a lifetime of teaching, Stillwell has distilled some nice examples from the entire gamut of elementary mathematics."--Mathematical Reviews Clippings "[A] wonderful book... I think that [Elements of Mathematics] will itself become a modern classic and a reference work for anyone trying to learn basic topics in any of the major fields of mathematics."--Victor Katz, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society "Elements of Mathematicsis a fine ... overview of the field of mathematics... The writing is clear, succinct, organized, and the diagrams [and] illustrations excellent... While some of the discussion is introductory or elementary, it always leads to deeper, more challenging ideas... [T]his will make a fine basic addition to most mathematicians' bookshelves."--Math Tango "Stillwell uses his broad and impressive command of mathematics to transport a reader through each topic and to a higher level of understanding and questioning."--Convergence "[A] wonderful book ... I think that [Elements of Mathematics] will itself become a modern classic and a reference work for anyone trying to learn basic topics in any of the major fields of mathematics."--Victor Katz, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society "[Elements of Mathematics] is a book that everybody should read. You will be the better for it."--Reuben Hersh, American Mathematical Monthly Read more...

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