01599nam a2200169 4500008004100000020001500041041000800056080001200064100001900076245002800095250003300123260004900156300001100205505054500216520061200761650005601373160616s1986 000 0 a052133702X aeng a51bBOL aBollobas, Bela aLittlewood's Miscellany aA mathematician's miscellany aCambridge bCambridge University Pressc1986 a200 p. aIntroduction 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 a"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 aMathematicians BiographyvMathematics Popular works