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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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Young Limited preview – That sounds like excellent advice to me. In just 12 pages it provides numerous gems of insight into how working mathematicians actually go about doing what they do.

Miramarco rated it really liked it Sep 14, James Klagge rated it it was miscellaby Nov 12, Littlewood later least lecture letter Mary Cartwright Math Mathematical Tripos mathematician methods minutes Neptune never once orbit ordinary Oxford positive possible prime principle probability problem paper Professor proof proved pupil pure mathematics question radius Ramanujan real numbers remember result Riemann Riemann Hypothesis Scholarship Senior Wrangler sphere square story Suppose theorem theory thing thought tion told took Trinity College trivial Uranus variable walk week writing wrote zero.

Dennis rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Ivan rated it it was ok Mar 14, Ankur rated it liked it Feb 26, And they had some rather peculiar rules. Littlewood is famous especially for his collaboration with Hardy. Open Preview See a Problem?


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Littlewood’s Miscellany

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Neeraj Singh rated it really liked it Jan 06, Except for some catty gossip about academic life littlewoos England in the early decades of the 20th century, and the people e. Mihalis rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Another negative is that Littlewood is very candid in stating that a miscellany “is a collection without a natural ordering relation.

A Mathematicians Miscellany

Hardy, Littlewood, and Hardy-Littlewood. Cole rated it liked it Oct 16, I said ‘Work all out’: Michael added it May 25, There is a long collection of cattty remarks: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Littlewood has no more to say about that than the latter did. But when I said Lemma 17, it stayed Lemma That’s not because it says anything more than Hardy’s book about the celebrated collaboration. Patrick Whittle added miscellahy Feb 25, The Dilemma of Probability Theory.

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