Mathematical Apocrypha: Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical

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Mathematical Association of America, Sep 12, 2002 - Mathematics - 214 pages
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This book contains a collection of tales about mathematicians and the mathematical, derived from the author's experience. It shares with the reader the nature of the mathematical enterprise, and gives a glimpse of mathematical culture. The book brings legendary names to life, and shares little known stories about names we have heard all our lives. The book is written in a brisk and engaging manner and it also includes a number of attractive photographs and illustrations.

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A perfect little collection of anecdotes and tellings. Many I'd come across before; even more were new to me. Every mathematician ought have a copy. Read full review

Review: Mathematical Apocrypha: Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical

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A perfect little collection of anecdotes and tellings. Many I'd come across before; even more were new to me. Every mathematician ought have a copy. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Steven G. Krantz, currently Professor and Chairman of Mathematics at Washington University in St. Louis, earned his PhD at Princeton University and has taught at UCLA, Princeton University and Pennsylvania State University. He is the recipient of the UCLA Alumni Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, the MAA?s Chauvenet Prize, the MAA Beckenbach Book Award, and the Outstanding Academic Book Award of the Current Review of Academic Libraries. He has written numerous books including: "Function Theory of Several Complex Variables," " Real Analysis and Foundations," "The Geometry of Domains in Space" (with Harold R. Parks), Function Theory of One Complex Variable (with Robert E. Greene), "The Implicit Function Theorem"(with Harold Parks). "Complex Analysis: The Geometric Viewpoint", and "A Panorama of Harmonic Analysis" (both for the MAA). He is also the author of over one-hundred research articles.

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