Mathematics : a very short introduction

Timothy Gowers

The aim of this book is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and readers of this book will emerge with a clearer understanding of paradoxical-sounding concepts such as infinity, curved space, and imaginary numbers. The first few chapters are about general aspects of mathematical thought. These are followed by discussions of more specific topics, and the book closes with a chapter answering common sociological questions about the mathematical community (such as "Is it true that mathematicians burn out at the age of 25?") ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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  • 1. Models
  • 2. Numbers and Abstraction
  • 3. Proofs
  • 4. Limits and Infinity
  • 5. Dimension
  • 6. Geometry
  • 7. Estimates and Approximates
  • 8. Frequently Asked Questions

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書名 Mathematics : a very short introduction
著作者等 Gowers, Timothy
シリーズ名 Very short introductions
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2002
ページ数 143 p.
大きさ 18 cm
ISBN 9780192853615
NCID BA59718964
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス