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# Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning

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". . . Nothing less than a major contribution to the scientific culture of this world." — The New York Times Book Review

This major survey of mathematics, featuring the work of 18 outstanding Russian mathematicians and including material on both elementary and advanced levels, encompasses 20 prime subject areas in mathematics in terms of their simple origins and their ...more

This major survey of mathematics, featuring the work of 18 outstanding Russian mathematicians and including material on both elementary and advanced levels, encompasses 20 prime subject areas in mathematics in terms of their simple origins and their ...more

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Paperback, 1120 pages

Published
July 7th 1999
by Dover Publications
(first published 1963)

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I'd recommend this to anyone with a good grasp of basic algebra, trigonometry, logic (mathematical induction with propositional and predicate deduction with quantifiers will do), and an elementary exposure to calculus - that's the minimal background ...more

Feb 08, 2009
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Amazon 2009-02-08. A full three-volume set dropped into the hopper at $12, w00t! Good things come to he who waits.

- Not sure this was the author's goal, but after reading the chapter on non-Euclidean geometry, I have a much better grasp of "curved spacetime" and general relativity.

- In geometry, we often think about a "space" in the abstract, but real spacetime cannot be abstracted in that way: the existence and location of matter ...more

Awesome panorama of mathematics at not very high level

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