Carl E Linderholm I found this book while browsing my university library 25 years ago. Now, my mathematical background would probably be categorized as "moderate" - the ordinary math taken by an engineering student, 3 years of calculus and differential equations. Advanced algebra, group and set theory, and topology are all beyond my understanding. Since really understanding this book more or less depends on a knowledge of all of these, one might expect it to go above me. What I found instead was, in addition to enjoying the delightfully witty writing, I actually learned something about all these topics. Not that I remember much now, of course - but probably no less than I remember from most subjects I was actually enrolled in.
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Mathematics Made Difficult by Carl E. As the title suggests, the book has a somewhat dry sense of playfulness. Even when talking about such basic things as counting, adding, subtracting, Linderholm seems to argue with himself in ridicu —Carl Linderholm, Mathematics Made Difficult, p Regarding 1 , A recent published paper had near the beginning the passage The object of this paper is to prove something very important.
Mathematics made difficult. I would tend to disagree here. Considering that Alan Watts, the author of the reference, is so tightly associated with the psychedelic movement, and given that the referenced book is entirely unrelated to pharmacology, I think the most logical conclusion is that this is meant to be a humorous reference to LSD.
Linderholm A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Linderholm 3 quotes A diagram is worth a thousand proofs. In Mathematics Made Difficult It states: if the diagram to the right is a commutative diagram and all columns as well as the two bottom rows are exact, then the top row is exact as well. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Mathematics made difficult at Amazon.
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Mathematics made difficult
Shelves: owned Originally published on my blog here in April When I was a mathematics graduate student, this book was passed around the department, delighting those of us working in pure mathematics. Basically, it takes apart the sort of mathematical ideas generally taken for granted, and shows that they are much more complicated than it first seems if you want to make them rigorous. There is some cheating when ideas from category theory are introduced and make the explanations even more abstract than Originally published on my blog here in April There is some cheating when ideas from category theory are introduced and make the explanations even more abstract than they need to be. Mathematics Made Difficult is not in any sense a book which aims to educate and inform its readers.
Mathematics Made Difficult
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