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AIMS Library of Mathematical Sciences: Mathematical Explorations
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Alan F. Beardon (University of Cambridge)
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AIMS Library of Mathematical Sciences: Mathematical Explorations

Alan F. Beardon (University of Cambridge)


9781316610565

Cambridge University Press


Mathematics & Sciences;
Philosophy of mathematics;
Mathematical foundations


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126 pages

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Mathematical Explorations follows on from the author's previous book, Creative Mathematics, in the same series, and gives the reader experience in working on problems requiring a little more mathematical maturity. The author's main aim is to show that problems are often solved by using mathematics that is not obviously connected to the problem, and readers are encouraged to consider as wide a variety of mathematical ideas as possible. In each case, the emphasis is placed on the important underlying ideas rather than on the solutions for their own sake. To enhance understanding of how mathematical research is conducted, each problem has been chosen not for its mathematical importance, but because it provides a good illustration of how arguments can be developed. While the reader does not require a deep mathematical background to tackle these problems, they will find their mathematical understanding is enriched by attempting to solve them.

By:   Alan F. Beardon (University of Cambridge)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 219mm,  Width: 141mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   170g
ISBN:   9781316610565
ISBN 10:   131661056X
Pages:   126
Publication Date:   October 2016
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alan F. Beardon studied at the University of London and Harvard University, and obtained his PhD from Imperial College London in 1964. He taught at the University of Maryland and the University of Kent before moving to the University of Cambridge in 1968, where he is now an Emeritus Professor. He is the author of six mathematical texts and numerous research papers.


'The broad array of mathematics that is covered in this text might provide a thought-provoking summary of topics and give students an opportunity to expand their horizons.' Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews 'The broad array of mathematics that is covered in this text might provide a thought-provoking summary of topics and give students an opportunity to expand their horizons.' Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews

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