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Archimedes' Revenge: The Joys and Perils of Mathematics (original 1988; edition 1988)
by Paul Hoffman
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0449217507, Mass Market Paperback)Archimedes' Revenge is an extremely accessible, lighthearted account of a number of mathematical topics, many with modern interest, such as complexity theory. Hoffman quotes living mathematicians extensively, giving the reader a feel for the nature of the mathematical community and insight into how this community attempts to resolve open questions. This book is low in mathematical rigor, making it suitable for any interested reader.
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