- Series: Textbooks in Mathematical Sciences
- Hardcover: 646 pages
- Publisher: Key College; 1 edition (October 29, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1559534079
- ISBN-13: 978-1559534079
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.5 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 84 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,316,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Heart of Mathematics: An invitation to effective thinking (Textbooks in Mathematical Sciences) 1st Edition
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"In this book, the reader will see that mathematics is a network of intriguing ideas … . It is a really nice book. … This attractive book contains a lot of well-known and interesting problems … . It is really true that the ideas presented in this book are some of the most fascinating and beautiful ones around. … The reader will have something to explore, to learn, to think, to enjoy, and to add new aspects to his view of everything." (Valentina Dagienë, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1065, 2005)--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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If you think you hate mathematics, this is a good book for you. The explanations of seemingly-intimidating concepts are clear and there are lots of explanations of how you see these phenomena in the "real world."
Overall, I highly recommend this.