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Book Title: The Princeton Companion to MathematicsThe size of the: 8.83 MBEdition: Princeton University PressDate of issue: October 21st 2008ISBN: 0691118809ISBN 13: 9780691118802The author of the book: Timothy GowersLanguage: EnglishFormat files: PDF |

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Book Summary of The Princeton Companion To Mathematics "This is a wonderful book. The content is overwhelming. Every practicing mathematician, everyone who uses mathematics, and everyone who is interested in mathematics must have a copy of their own."--Simon A. Levin, Princeton University ""The Princeton Companion to Mathematics" fills a vital need. It is the only book of its kind."--Victor J. Katz, professor emeritus, University of the District of Columbia "I think that this is a wonderful book, completely different from anything that has been written before about mathematics and mathematicians."--Endre Suli, University of Oxford ""The Princeton Companion to Mathematics" is a much needed--and will become a much used--reference work. In fact, it will stand alone as the reference work in mathematics."--John J. Watkins, Colorado College What is a modular form? What is the point of symplectic geometry? This one-of-a-kind reference illuminates modern pure mathematics in all its diversity. More than 200 articles, organized thematically and written by many of the world's leading mathematicians, explain the major ideas and branches of mathematics in a clear, accessible style. Presenting not only definitions but also motivation and context for concepts, methods, theorems, and other topics of mathematical study, this is an indispensable resource for everyone with a serious interest in the field. 1. What is Mathematics?Introduces the language and grammar of mathematicsfundamental definitionsgeneral goals of mathematical researchthe subject matter of mathematics 2. The Fundamental Ideas of MathematicsExplores algebraalgorithmsgeometryhow analysis became rigorousnumbersthe crisis in the foundations of mathematics the development of the idea of proof 3. Mathematical ObjectsDefines and explains more than 75 mathematical objects, concepts, and buz### Read information about the author

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