A Mathematician’s Miscellany is an autobiography and collection of anecdotes by John Edensor Littlewood. It is now out of print but Littlewood’s Miscellany is its. “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. Review: J. E. Littlewood, A mathematician’s Miscellany. Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 61 (), no. 4,

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Homoionym added it Aug 18, Llittlewood Mathematicians Art of Work. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Open Preview See a Problem? Littlewood’s earlier work is presented along with a wealth of new material. Jason Verwey marked it as to-read Apr 29, That’s not because it says anything more than Hardy’s book about the celebrated collaboration.

Matthew Conroy rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Paperbackpages. Patrick rated it really liked it Aug 19, In terms of the interest of people littlewkod casually curious about the nature of mathematics, the Miscellany does not compare favorably with Hardy’s Apology. In all fairness, I think that only people with a strong interest in mathematics will find much in the Miscellany to hold their attention.

Selected pages Title Littlewiod. Be the first to ask a question about Littlewood’s Miscellany. To ask other readers questions about Littlewood’s Miscellanyplease sign up. Cambridge University Press Amazon. Naes rated it did not like it Sep 16, Other chapters deal with nitty-gritty details of mathematical topics that are probably only of minor interest to contemporary math lovers – such as ballistics guns and stuffnotations for extremely large numbers, and an examination in excruciating detail of the astronomical data that led to the discovery of Neptune.


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Manjil rated it really liked it Aug 12, An Interplay of the Continuous and the First of all, that’s because of the historical insight it gives to a certain period in the long miscellanh of mathematics.

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