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Casti really knows his stuff and is able to convey the underpinnings and applications of 5 interesting and fundamental topics. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by randy patton
I think in designing the book he should have switched the weakest section ( the last) with the first. Read morePublished on October 1, 2007 by Roger Bagula
While I think that this is one of the best introductory texts with regard to twentieth century mathematics, a person has to be willing to spend some significant time studying some... Read morePublished on September 10, 2007 by Nathan W. Smith
this book has a lot to offer. i have gone through it several times and even discussed the ideas with family.Published on August 19, 2005 by D. H. Maxwell
I found the text an inspiration. On one level, the material is fascinating. At another, you have to be impressed with Casti's ability to compress complex subjects into short... Read morePublished on November 1, 2004 by Mark Mills
It is probably impossible to make the topics accessible to readers without mathematical training. This is a brave attempt, however the exposition contains many mathematical... Read morePublished on July 30, 2004 by Tychonoff
This is a good book for those that have a degree of mathematical curiousity. Not necessarily expertise, just a decent interest in it.
The reading is easy. Read more
My problem with this book lies not with the writing, but with the printing: missing fifty pages, the book repeats the first quarto. Read morePublished on October 30, 2001 by Joanna White