The Mathematical Tourist by Ivars Peterson
  • The Mathematical Tourist by Ivars Peterson

The Mathematical Tourist by Ivars Peterson

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Snapshots of modern mathematics.

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Format: Trade paperback

Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf/aging wear

Size: 6.0"x9.0"

Pages: 234p, 1988 edition

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Blazing a trail through rows of austere symbols and dense lines of formulae, Peterson explores the central ideas behind the work of professional mathematicians-- how and where their pieces of the mathematical puzzle fit in, the sources of their ideas, their fountains of inspiration, and the images that carry them from one discovery to another.

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