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A Mathematician's Apology by G.H. Hardy
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G. H. Hardy was one of this century's finest mathematical thinkers, renowned among his contemporaries as a 'real mathematician ...the purest of the pure'. He was also, as C. P. Snow recounts in his Foreword, 'unorthodox, eccentric, radical, ready to talk about anything'. This 'apology', written in 1940 as his mathematical powers were declining, offers a brilliant and engaging account of mathematics as very much more than a science; when it was first published, Graham Greene hailed it alongside Henry James's notebooks as 'the best account of what it was like to be a creative artist'. C. P. Snow's Foreword gives sympathetic and witty insights into Hardy's life, with its rich store of anecdotes concerning his collaboration with the brilliant Indian mathematician Ramanujan, his aphorisms and idiosyncrasies, and his passion for cricket. This is a unique account of the fascination of mathematics and of one of its most compelling exponents in modern times.

Table of Contents

Foreword C. P. Snow; Preface; A Mathematician's apology: chapters 1 - 29; Note.
Release date NZ
January 31st, 1992
Author
Contributor
Foreword by C.P. Snow
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
153
Series
Dimensions
138x216x12
ISBN-13
9780521427067
Product ID
2071913

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