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A companion to Mathematical Apocrypha, this second volume of anecdotes, stories, quips, and ruminations about mathematics and mathematicians is sure to please. It differs from other books of its type in that many of the stories are from the twentieth century and many about currently living mathematicians. A number of the best stories come from the author's first-hand experience. The writing is lively, engaging, and informative. There are stories the reader may wish to share with students and colleagues, friends, and relatives. The purpose of the book is to explore and to celebrate the many facets of mathematical life. The stories reveal mathematicians as intense, human, and sympathetic. They should resonate with readers everywhere.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780883855546
ISBN-10: 0883855542
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Mathematical Association of America
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Publish Date: 9-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Steven G. Krantz

Steve Krantz is Professor of Mathematics at Washington University in St. Louis.

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