A new year's present from a mathematician

Lawrence, Snezana ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0208-9320 (2019) A new year's present from a mathematician. Chapman & Hall / CRC Press, New York. ISBN 9780367219369, pbk-ISBN 9780367219369, e-ISBN 9780429268847. (doi:10.1201/9780429268847)

Abstract

A New Year’s Present from a Mathematician is an exciting book dedicated to two questions: What is it that mathematicians do? And who gets to be called a ‘mathematician’ and why?

This book seeks to answer these questions through a series of stories ranging from the beginning of modern mathematics through to the 20th century, but not in a usual, chronological manner. The author weaves her story around major questions concerning nature of mathematics, and links mathematicians by the substance of their ideas and the historical and personal context in which they were developed.

This book gives a powerful insight into mathematical concepts in an easy-to-read-and-digest manner, without trivializing their nature. The attention given to engaging examples, framed within a poetic narrative structure, means that this book can be enjoyed by almost anyone, regardless of their level of mathematical education.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 29133
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Depositing User: Snezana Lawrence
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2020 15:29
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 13:43
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29133

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