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What do pure mathematicians do, and also why do they do it? Looking past the standard responses– for the benefit of fact, charm, and also sensible applications– this book uses a diverse scenic view of the worths and also lives and also hopes and also anxieties of mathematicians in the 21st century, putting together product from a amazingly varied variety of academic, journalistic, and also popular culture resources.
Drawing on his individual experiences and also fixations in addition to the ideas and also viewpoints of mathematicians from Archimedes and also Omar Khayyám to such modern titans as Alexander Grothendieck and also Robert Langlands, Michael Harris discloses the charm and also love of mathematics in addition to its darker side. In this portrait of mathematics as a neighborhood unified around a collection of usual pundit, moral, and also existential obstacles, he discuss a variety of inquiries, such as: Are mathematicians at fault for the 2008 economic situation? Just how can we speak about the concepts we were birthed prematurely to recognize? As well as exactly how should you respond if you are asked to describe number concept at a supper event?
Disarmingly honest, non-stop smart, and also highly amusing, Mathematicswithout Apologiestakes visitors on an unapologetic directed scenic tour of the mathematical life, from the approach and also sociology of mathematics to its representations in movie and also music, with detours via the magical and also mathematical customs of Russia, India, middle ages Islam, the Bronx, and also past.
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