## Littlewood's Miscellany

Material type: TextLanguage: English Publication details: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1986Edition: A mathematician's miscellanyDescription: 200 pISBN: 052133702XSubject(s): Mathematicians Biography -- Mathematics Popular works | MathematicsCurrent library | Home library | Call number | Materials specified | Status | Date due | Barcode |
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Introduction to A Mathematician's Miscellany

Mathematics with minimum 'Raw Material"

From the mathematical tripos

Cross-purposes, unconscious assumptions, howlers, misprints, etc

The zoo

Ballistics

The dilemma of probability theory

From Fermat's last theorem to the abolition of capital punishment

A mathematical education

Review of Ramanujan's collected papers

Large numbers

Lion and man

People

Academic life

Odds and ends

Newton and the attraction of a sphere

The discovery of Neptune

The Adams-Airy affair

The mathematician's art of work

"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 Mathematician's Miscellany, allows us to see academic life in Cambridge, especially in Trinity College, through the eyes of one of its greatest figures. The joy that Professor Littlewood found in life and mathematics is reflected in the many amusing anecdotes about his contemporaries, written in his pungent, aphoristic style. The general reader should, in most instances, have no trouble following the mathematical passages"--Publisher's description

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