The Mathematical Tourist by Ivars Peterson
Snapshots of modern mathematics.
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Format: Trade paperback
Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf/aging wear
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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