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# The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain es
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Hardcover, 1056 pages

Published
September 28th 2008
by Princeton University Press
(first published October 5th 2007)

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No, you're not supposed to read it from beginning to the end. No, you're not supposed to know it all by heart. But use it as reference, check which area you want to know, and you will be happy (-ier).

(ignoring that advice may lead to psychological hazard)

Nov 14, 2008
Dimitrios Diamantaras
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The editor is Timothy Gowers, not Imre Leader, who is listed as the second of two associate editors, the first of whom is June Barrow-Green. A recent purchase from Amazon, this is a beautiful book, to be read in bits here and there and savored for the exquisite beauty of the mathematics it surveys. I am one of those people who seek out mathematical texts to read for pleasure.

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Another book that has won a place in my shelf that I keep coming back to perpetually. This book was not really meant to be read cover to cover. Each individual essay can stand on its own.

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