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A Mathematician's Miscellany
A Mathematician's Miscellany is an autobiography and collection of anecdotes by John Edensor Littlewood. It is now out of print but Littlewood's Miscellany is its successor, published by Cambridge Uni...
The Man Who Knew Infinity
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan is the biography book of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan written in 1991 by Robert Kanigel. The book gives a detailed account of ...
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A Mathematician's Apology
A Mathematician's Apology is a 1940 essay by British mathematician G. H. Hardy. It concerns the aesthetics of mathematics with some personal content, and gives the layman an insight into the mind of...
My Philosophical Development
My Philosophical Development is a book written by Bertrand Russell summing up his philosophical beliefs and how they changed during his life.In this book Russell gives an account of his philosophical ...
Men of Mathematics
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
Maria Gaetana Agnesi ([aɲˈɲeːzi, -eːsi; -ɛːzi]), (16 May 1718 – 9 January 1799) was an Italian mathematician and philosopher.She is credited with writing the first book discussing both differential a...
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A Beautiful Mind (book)
A Beautiful Mind (1998) is a biography of Nobel Prize-winning economist and mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr. by Sylvia Nasar, professor of journalism at Columbia University. An unauthorized work, i...
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Witch of Agnesi
In mathematics, the Witch of Agnesi ([aɲˈɲeːzi, -eːsi; -ɛːzi]), sometimes called the Witch of Maria Agnesi is the curve defined as follows.Starting with a fixed circle, a point O on the circle is chos...
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The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers is a biography of the famous mathematician Paul Erdős written by Paul Hoffman. The book was first published on July 15, 1998 by Hyperion Books as a hardcover edition. A...
Jon Folkman
Jon Hal Folkman (December 8, 1938 – January 23, 1969) was an American mathematician, a student of John Milnor, and a researcher at the RAND Corporation.
Folkman was a Putnam Fellow in 1960. He rec...