I read this book years ago and still quote some of Halmos's wisdom. This is a most readable biography.

I read this book years ago and still quote some of Halmos's wisdom.

Paul Richard Halmos (Hungarian: Halmos Pál; March 3, 1916 – October 2, 2006) was a Hungarian-born American mathematician and statistician who made fundamental advances in the areas of mathematical logic, probability theory, statistics, operator theor.

Paul Richard Halmos (Hungarian: Halmos Pál; March 3, 1916 – October 2, 2006) was a Hungarian-born American mathematician and statistician who made fundamental advances in the areas of mathematical logic, probability theory, statistics, operator theory, ergodic theory, and functional analysis (in particular, Hilbert spaces). He was also recognized as a great mathematical expositor. He has been described as one of The Martians.

I want to be a mathematician: an automathography. I want to be a mathematician (Springer, 1985)(ISBN 0387960783).

I Want to Be a Mathematician book. This book was engaging and held my interest mostly because I could compare the stories Halmos tells with my own experiences. That said, I suspect that the outsider, the non-practitioner, might find some of it bewildering and much of it boring. Sep 13, 2007 Jamie rated it really liked it. Shelves: mathematics. I read this when I was making my big transition from saying "I want to be a physicist," to " I want to be a mathematician. Halmos is a great writer.

I want to be a mathematician (Springer, 1985)(ISBN 0387960783). Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read

I want to be a mathematician (Springer, 1985)(ISBN 0387960783). Categories: Mathematics. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. Linear Algebra Problem Book.

price for USA in USD (gross). Winning the war. Pages 105-123.

Halmos has strong opinions almost about everything and the way he talks about his examples are very wise.

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Springer-Verlag, 1985 - 421 pages. I don't think my words of praise would do justice to this wonderful book. Informations bibliographiques. l'intérieur du livre. Avis d'utilisateur - EmreSevinc - LibraryThing. Halmos has strong opinions almost about everything and the way he talks about his examples are very wise Consulter l'avis complet.