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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. No current Talk conversations about this book. 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. ( ) 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. no reviews | add a review
References to this work on external resources. Wikipedia in English (1)Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486284247, Paperback)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. (retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:28:29 -0400) No library descriptions found. |
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