TY - BOOK
AU - Bollobas, Bela
TI - Littlewood's Miscellany
SN - 052133702X
PY - 1986///
CY - Cambridge
PB - Cambridge University Press
KW - Mathematicians Biography
KW - Mathematics Popular works
N1 - 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
N2 - "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
ER -