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A must read for high school students,who want to know what math is,
This review is from: Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality (Hardcover)
I recommend that every high school student, who wants to know what mathematics is and what research mathematicians do, read this book. It is not an easy read so read it very carefully with pencil and paper in hand, again, and again, and again; until you have mastered it. You will be richly rewarded for your efforts.
Frenkel has obviously devoted an considerable amount of his time and energy (which he could have used to pursue his cutting-edge research) to write this book, and the mathematics community should be grateful for his efforts, for there is too much misconception among laypersons and,in particular,among too many high school mathematics teachers, concerning what mathematics is and what research mathematicians do. Frenkel has made a very significant contribution to rectifying this unfortunate situation.
C. J. Mozzochi, Ph.D. Author of The Fermat Diary and Author of The Fermat Proof.