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Concepts of Modern Mathematics

by Ian Stewart

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The book is well written and the explanations are well crafted. I found the beginning to be a little slow, and by the end it peters out as he attempts to cover more material than he really has space for. It is a good read, and it really does give a nice overview of mathematics beyond the high school level that most people would be familiar with. ( )
  austin.sears | Feb 24, 2014 |
On the whole quite readable and not too difficult to follow. I really felt I had been given a respectable and well-rounded overview of modern mathematics, with few really tricky sections. However, the book does feel a little dated now, and I wished at times for more depth, perhaps in the notes sections at the end. ( )
  RachDan | May 13, 2008 |
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In this charming volume, a noted English mathematician uses humor and anecdote to illuminate the concepts underlying "new math": groups, sets, subsets, topology, Boolean algebra, and other subjects. No advanced mathematical background is needed to follow thought-provoking discussions of such topics as functions, symmetry, axiomatics, counting, topology, hyperspace, linear algebra, and more. 200 illustrations.

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