Mathematician Ian Stewart tells readers what he wishes he had known when he was a student.
He takes up subjects ranging from the philosophical to the practical-what mathematics is and why it's worth doing, the relationship between logic and proof, the role of beauty in mathematical thinking, the future of mathematics, how to deal with the peculiarities of the mathematical community, and many others.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
- Publication Date: 07/06/2007
- Category: Philosophy of mathematics
- ISBN: 9780465082322