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An edition of A mathematician's apology (1940)

A mathematician's apology

Canto ed.
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G. H. Hardy was one of this century's finest mathematical thinkers, renowned among his contemporaries as a 'real mathematician … the purest of the pure'. He was also (as C. P. Snow recounts in his Foreword to the 1967 edition) 'unorthodox, eccentric, radical, ready to talk about anything'. This 'apology', written in 1940 as his mathematical powers were declining, offers a brilliant and engaging account of mathematics as very much more than a science; when it was first published, Graham Greene hailed it alongside Henry James's notebooks as 'the best account of what it was like to be a creative artist'.

C. P. Snow's Foreword gives sympathetic and witty insights into Hardy's life, with its rich store of anecdotes concerning his collaboration with the brilliant Indian mathematician Ramanujan, his aphorisms and idiosyncrasies, and his passion for cricket. This is a unique account of the fascination of mathematics and of one of its most compelling exponents in modern times.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: A mathematician's apology
A mathematician's apology
2013, Cambridge University Press
in English - Canto ed.
Cover of: Apologia di un matematico
Apologia di un matematico
1989, Garzanti
in Italian
Cover of: A mathematician's apology
A mathematician's apology
1967, Cambridge University Press
in English

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Cambridge

Edition Notes

This ed. originally published: 1992.

"20th printing 2013"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references.

Series
Canto classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
510
Library of Congress
QA7 .H3 2012

Contributors

Foreword
C.P. Snow

The Physical Object

Pagination
153 p.
Number of pages
153

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26918351M
Internet Archive
mathematiciansap0000hard_u4z4
ISBN 10
110760463X
ISBN 13
9781107604636
OCLC/WorldCat
1001929662, 794295712

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