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by Joel Segel

This book traces the history of the MIT Department of Mathematics―one of the most important mathematics departments in the world―through candid, in-depth, lively conversations with a select and diverse group of its senior members. The process reveals much about the motivation, path, and impact of research mathematicians in a society that owes so much to this little understood and often mystifying section of its intellectual fabric.

At a time when the mathematical experience touches and attracts more laypeople than ever, such a book contributes to our understanding and entertains through its personal approach.

Download Recountings: Conversations with MIT Mathematicians epub
ISBN: 1568817134
ISBN13: 978-1568817132
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
Author: Joel Segel
Language: English
Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press; 1 edition (January 5, 2009)
Pages: 330 pages
ePUB size: 1520 kb
FB2 size: 1265 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 214
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A geat project-a v interesting read
These stories demonstrate that scientists, mathematicians and other well educated people are also human beings that are interesting to know. I know this from personal experience.
If you are interested in people who do math, the history of mathematics, or have taken any math at MIT, this book is probably for you.
This book lacks polish. The interview questions can be better done by asking well related questions or being more focused.