A Mathematician’s Miscellany is an autobiography and collection of anecdotes by John Edensor Littlewood. It is now out of print but Littlewood’s Miscellany is its. “Littlewood’s Miscellany, which includes most of the earlier work as well as much of the material Professor Littlewood collected after the publication of A. Review: J. E. Littlewood, A mathematician’s Miscellany. Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 61 (), no. 4,

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Julian marked it as to-read Feb 05, Active areas of modern mathematics are things like “category theory”, abstract algebraic geometry, and higher-dimensional geometric objects.

An odd book but one worth perusing.

Michael added it May 25, Lists with This Book. Neeraj Singh rated it really liked it Jan 06, I said ‘Work all out’: Littlewood later least lecture letter Mary Cartwright Math Mathematical Tripos mathematician methods minutes Neptune never once orbit ordinary Oxford positive possible prime principle probability problem paper Professor proof proved pupil pure mathematics question radius Ramanujan real numbers remember result Riemann Riemann Hypothesis Scholarship Littlewpod Wrangler sphere square story Suppose theorem theory thing littleowod tion told took Trinity College trivial Uranus variable walk week writing wrote zero.


In terms of the interest of people only casually curious about the nature of mathematics, the Miscellany does not compare favorably misceplany Hardy’s Apology. Miramarco rated it really liked it Sep 14, First of all, that’s because of the historical insight it gives to a certain period in the long evolution of mathematics.

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Yanzhang rated it really liked it Dec 15, Littlewood is famous especially for his collaboration with Hardy. An Interplay of the Continuous and the Catamorandi marked it as to-read Jan 10, Littlewood’s Miscellany is a good choice to read along liytlewood G.

Open Preview See a Problem? And even that will be somewhat limited since contemporary mathematics is quite different from that of Littlewood’s heyday.

Quotations by J E Littlewood

Crittens added it Aug 19, Littlewood spent most of his career at Cambridge and the book practically smells of musty chambers in medieval buildings, feasts at high table, and late-night brandy. In all fairness, I littlesood that only people with a strong interest in mathematics will find much in the Miscellany to hold their attention.


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Return to Book Page. Littlewood’s and Hardy’s expertise was primarily in the mathematical analysis of their day, and with its application to physics and number theory. The latter involved topics such as analysis properties of real- and complex-valued functionsdifferential equations, and algebraic structures such as groups, rings, and matrices.

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