Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Unabridged) - Timothy Gowers

Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Unabridged)

By Timothy Gowers

  • Release Date: 2013-11-18
  • Genre: Science & Nature
  • ℗ © 2013 Audible Studios

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Summary : Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Unabridged)

The aim of this audiobook is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and listeners of this audiobook will emerge with a clearer understanding of paradoxical-sounding concepts such as infinity, curved space, and imaginary numbers. The first few chapters are about general aspects of mathematical thought. These are followed by discussions of more specific topics, and the book closes with a chapter answering common sociological questions about the mathematical community (such as "Is it true that mathematicians burn out at the age of 25?").

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