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The Resource Mathematics : a very short introduction, Timothy Gowers

Mathematics : a very short introduction, Timothy Gowers

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Mathematics : a very short introduction
Title
Mathematics
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Gowers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gowers, Timothy
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA93
LC item number
.G69 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
66
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathématiques
  • Mathematics
  • Wiskunde
  • Mathematik
  • Mathématiques - Ouvrages de vulgarisation
  • Mathematik
  • Mathematics
  • Matemáticas
Label
Mathematics : a very short introduction, Timothy Gowers
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Models -- Numbers and abstraction -- Proofs -- Limits and infinity -- Dimension -- Geometry -- Estimates and approximations -- Some frequently asked questions
Control code
ocm49936189
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780199504688
Lccn
2002072741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780192853615
  • (OCoLC)49936189
Label
Mathematics : a very short introduction, Timothy Gowers
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Models -- Numbers and abstraction -- Proofs -- Limits and infinity -- Dimension -- Geometry -- Estimates and approximations -- Some frequently asked questions
Control code
ocm49936189
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780199504688
Lccn
2002072741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780192853615
  • (OCoLC)49936189

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