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Littlewood's Miscellany

Littlewood's Miscellany

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  • Date Published: October 1986
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521337021

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  • Littlewood's Miscellany, which includes most of the earlier work as well as much of the material Professor Littlewood collected after the publication of A Mathematician's Miscellany, allows us to see academic life in Cambridge, especially in Trinity College, through the eyes of one of its greatest figures. The joy that Professor Littlewood found in life and mathematics is reflected in the many amusing anecdotes about his contemporaries, written in his pungent, aphoristic style. The general reader should, in most instances, have no trouble following the mathematical passages. For this publication, the new material has been prepared by Béla Bollobás; his foreword is based on a talk he gave to the British Society for the History of Mathematics on the occasion of Littlewood's centenary.

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    • Date Published: October 1986
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521337021
    • length: 212 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Frontispiece
    Preface
    Foreword
    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
    6. Ballistics
    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
    13. People
    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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    Béla Bollobás

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