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# The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

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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, 1034 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)

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The book vith a lot of contributors has 8 parts:Introduction(what is mathematics about ,the general goals of mathematical resarch),The Origins of Modern Mathematics,Mathematical Concepts,Branches of Mathematics(this to last are the bulk of the book),Theorems and Probl ...more

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.

It’d be great for those who would like to survey the whole math world before making a decision to settle with one Ph.D. dissertation topic. I should’ve found and learned from it myself before starting grad school.

Apr 04, 2020
Fatih Çağlar
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I am reading this book now. But although it aims readers from a wide scope,some parts of it are really dense and sometimes it can be difficult to understand but it is natural in mathematics though. I was thinking of read 20 pages everyday with a real comprehension when I started but it decreased to 10 after that and now it is 7-10 in a time about 2 hours.

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Greg
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incomprehensible

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