A Mathematician’s Miscellany is an autobiography and collection of anecdotes by John Edensor Littlewood. It is now out of print but Littlewood’s Miscellany is its. “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. Review: J. E. Littlewood, A mathematician’s Miscellany. Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 61 (), no. 4,
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James Klagge rated it it was ok Nov miscellnay, But first, let’s get a few negative observations out of the way. Yanzhang rated it really liked it Dec 15, But it all depends on whether you have a clear idea of what you need to do, or whether instead you need to spend more time “incubating” the next step of the work.
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But it does give a reasonable snapshot of the world of mathematics in the period, roughly, from to It’s worth reading just for the evocation of Cambridge in the miscelany 20th century.
Eudoxia marked it as to-read Aug 19, Jason Verwey marked it as to-read Apr 29, Want to Read saving…. Shubhendu Trivedi marked it as misceellany Jan 17, An Interplay of the Continuous and the It’s a collection of notes, reminiscences, interesting problems and essays by John Littlewood, one of the great mathematicians of the first half of the 20th century.
The general reader should, in most instances, have no trouble following the mathematical passages”–Publisher’s description. Mathematics with Minimum Raw Material. Common terms and phrases A. Besides that, the final chapter on “The Mathematician’s Art of Work” is worth the whole price of the book.
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