16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
If God had a maths book under his pillow...,
This review is from: What Is Mathematics? An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods (Oxford Paperbacks) (Paperback)
Forgiving my blasphemy above, this is an unsurpassably great maths book. This book is about beautiful maths beautifully written: it epitomises the romance and magnetism of mathematics. You will learn some fundamental maths supplemented with techniques as powerful as they are elegent. I'm a theorist, and I think all academics and amateurs should have this book - not just my (socially retarded) brothers, the mathematicians.
This book aquaints you with the pure fundamentals in the calculus, topology, limits and convergence, the number system........just buy this book, ok. If you're here, and thus considering buying this book, let me assure you that it is well worth it.
If you love mathematics, you will love this book; and if you love this book, you're in love with mathematics.