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Academic life in Cambridge especially in Trinity College is viewed through the eyes of one of its greatest figures. Most of Professor Littlewood's earlier work is presented along with a wealth of new material.
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- Date Published: November 1986
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521337021
- length: 212 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.32kg
- availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to A Mathematician's Miscellany
2. Mathematics with minimum 'Raw Material'
3. From the mathematical tripos
4. Cross-purposes, unconscious assumptions, howlers, misprints, etc
5. The zoo
7. The dilemma of probability theory
8. From Fermat's last theorem to the abolition of capital punishment
9. A mathematical education
10. Review of Ramanujan's collected papers
11. Large numbers
12. Lion and man
14. Academic life
15. Odds and ends
16. Newton and the attraction of a sphere
17. The discovery of Neptune
18. The Adams-Airy affair
19. The mathematician's art of work.
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