- Hardcover: 2469 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (January 1, 1956)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671829408
- ISBN-13: 978-0671829407
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,374,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The World of Mathematics Hardcover – Box set, January 1, 1956
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The World of mathematics gives us all this opportunity.
This monumental collection of articles from the Masters throws light on all aspects and areas of Mathematics and mathematical sciences.
Do you want to hear about Boolean algebra from Boole himself?
Do you Want to hear about Turing machines from Turing himself?
From Newton to Einstien, all the masters speak to you.
The collection is well organized into different areas of mathematics. Abstract algebra to Logic to Geometry and Physics
Thru a series of wonderful articles from the masters of the field spanning several hundred years, one can understand the Length and breadth and depth of the wonderful world of Mathematics.
You will slowley understand how mathematics is not just about numbers and counting and measurement. Will slowley begin to understand the unbelievable depth of abstractions it aims to capture. you will begin learning the structure and nature of mathematics..its approaches to modeling the intutive world and then..extend it! In a way you will learn what the mind is capable of and is ultimately trying to acheive!
A personal note: I started reading it during my undergraduate and after more than 10 years, still go back to it for more light. Thanks to Prof. Chandrasekar for recommending this to me.
All in all, this set is worth every penny that I paid for it, and much, much more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent subject and wonderfully written. This was exactly what I was looking for.Published 5 months ago by David N. Evans
The books arrived in perfect condition if a bit musty smelling. The box has a split corner which I don't think was mentioned in the original description, but may have happened in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by xe2cift
books were musty and smelled bad. Cat litter exposure seems to have cured it.Published 13 months ago by Eleanor Wille
I needed a hard bound set. Otherwise the set of volumes are a tresure trove of history of mathematics. The articles have been written by reputed scientists and a joy to read.Published 19 months ago by DR CR SRIDHAR
I just received the four volume set & it's in great shape / looking through the table of contents & I can see it's going to be one hell of a rollercoaster ridePublished on July 26, 2013 by J. Xavier
Advertised with a slipcase. The slipcase was broken because the set of 4 books was shipped in a padded envelope! Thankfully, but books survived. Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by bjunior