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Concise and informative with extensive coverage,
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This review is from: Maths 1001: Absolutely everything that matters in mathematics (Paperback)This is a book that you dip into then find yourself reading more than you intended, such is its accessibility and easy-to-read style. Elwes covers everything from fundamental arithmetic to mathematical physics to logic to philosophies of mathematics. It's divided into logical subject areas, but with an extensive index in the back, so you can read through a mathematical area like geometry, for example, in a logically progressive fashion, or reference a specific topic. A general book on mathematics for the student or anyone with a curious mind.
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Initial post: 18 May 2012 08:07:03 BDT
what level of student would find this book interesting - an Oxford undergraduate or a GSCE hopeful?
In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2012 01:23:59 BDT
Paul P. Mealing says:
I'm not sure I can help you as I don't know what GSCE is and I've never been an Oxford graduate. I'm a 60+ year-old Aussie pseudo-intellectual, who is still trying to catch up on what I didn't learn in my youth. I have a blog, Journeyman Philosopher, which will give a clue as to my level of mathematical knowledge.
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