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I Want to be a Mathematician: An Automathography 1985th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0387960784
ISBN-10: 0387960783
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 421 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1985 edition (May 17, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387960783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387960784
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,691,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Fantastic Book -- this 400+ page manuscript nicely mixes mathematical science with a historical view of the development (1930's through early 1980's) of mathematical research in the United States. This book is highly readable, extremely enjoyable and quite straightforward with details and opinions. One gets a first hand insight into how the author approached his research, his career, and his life. Halmos has always been a brilliant and skillful writer but his contributions have mostly been in the technical arena; this time he has provided a volume we can all enjoy. I found it difficult to put this book down once I began its reading.
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I pick up this book at book fair at ucla back in 87. I would never dreamed the book will ever become so expensive when I try to get a new one for my son. Yes, I throw the old book away probably 17,20 years ago. I lost most details of it but I know the life as a mathematician is difficult. Graduate more than 20 years and no one paid me a penny for mathematics I had learned. If you like this book, you probably would love essay and stories from Bertrand russel and Albert. E. Of course, the life and achievement are different, but they all share part of their journey through mathematics.

Good to read and enjoy. No worth to pay expensive price tag. And don't ever major in mathematics no matter how much you love it.
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Entertaining and beautifully written
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