"A lucid representation of the fundamental concepts amd methods of the whole field of mathematics… Easily understandable."

Albert Einstein

Written for beginners and scholars. for students and teachers, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics? is a sparkling collection of mathematical gems that offers an entertaining and accessible portrait of the mathematical world. Brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian Stewart, this second edition offers new insights into recent mathematical developments and describes proofs of the Four-Color Theorem and Fermat's Last Theorem, problems that were still open when Courant abd Robbins wrote this masterpiece, but ones that have since been solved.

A marvelously literate story, What is Mathematics? opens a window onto the world of mathematics.


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