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Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Paperback – 22 Aug 2002

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (22 Aug. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192853619
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192853615
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1 x 10.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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a marvellously lucid guide to the beauty and mystery of numbers (Gilbert Adair)

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The aim of this book is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and readers of this book will emerge with a clearer understanding of paradoxical-sounding concepts such as infinity, curved space, and imaginary numbers. The first few chapters are about general aspects of mathematical thought. These are followed by discussions of more specific topics, and the book closes with a chapter answering common sociological questions about the mathematical community (such as "Is it true that mathematicians burn out at the age of 25?").

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