WHAT IS MATHEMATICS? 2/ED 2nd Edition (English, Paperback, Ian Stewart, Herbert Robbins, Richard Courant)

    WHAT IS MATHEMATICS? 2/ED 2nd Edition  (English, Paperback, Ian Stewart, Herbert Robbins, Richard Courant)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • ISBN: 9780195687101, 0195687108
    • Edition: 2nd, 2007
    • Pages: 566
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    What is Mathematics? 2nd Edition, authored by Herbert Robbins and Richard Courant, gives readers an interesting view of the mathematics world and is essential for professionals, students and engineers. The book covers topics like: the number system, geometrical constructions, topology and calculus.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2007
    • Author
      • Ian Stewart, Herbert Robbins, Richard Courant
    • Width
      • 158 inch
    70 Ratings
    8 Reviews
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    A Masterpiece!

    Where hundreds have failed trying to communicate the wide range of mathematics from arithmetic to calculus in a single book without diluting its effectiveness one bit, Richard Courant succeeds... brilliantly!

    This book is a Masterpiece like no other. It starts off with the most elementary ideas about numbers and before the reader realises, he is being introduced to advanced concepts. The transition is seamless and mentally unhindered -an worthy achievement in itself. I only wish I had somet...


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    review by albert einstein

    " A lucid representation of the fundamental concepts and methods of the field of mathematics" - Albert Einstein.


    satender s

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    27 Feb, 2013

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    The book is a MASTERPIECE. Genuine, precise, simple and clear. It doesn't let you bother about anything the way the other ordinary texts in maths do. No ordinary explanation. The book deals with troubles in mathematics in an exact fashion of Feynman's classics in Physics. Maths is not an empty drill in problem solving but is much like a journalism with a divine taste. The book makes you feel exactly the same. An ordinary knowledge of high school mathematics is sufficient to understand this wo...

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    28 Jul, 2012

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    Review of the Book What Is Mathematics? 2/ed 2nd Edition

    The Book is very informative..
    I feel every Mathematics student should read this book.
    I have suggested to go through this book to my followers.

    R Rajendra

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    29 Jun, 2014

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    Nice book

    The content of the book is very nice. The way the writer explain the matter is marvellous..
    Those who really want to clear the concepts for mathematics...go for this book..really worth..

    Sagar Jadhav

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    27 Jan, 2014

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    learn maths with joy and enthusiasm

    prof Richard Courant done a fabulous job by covering almost each and every branch of mathematics in this book with detailed explanation of each topic

    book is written in lucid language covering basic maths like numbers ,arithmetic to higher maths algebra ,calculus ,topology

    book covers lot of famous mathematical problems

    no need to be a maths genius to read this book this book is mainly targeted for beginners
    must read book for everyone who loves maths


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    10 Jan, 2014

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    Absolute Gem

    This should be a school text book ( with some chapters excluded of course) .It is absolutely lovable and it makes math fun and simple. Great writing.

    Goutham V

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    26 Nov, 2013

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    Terrible product

    The seller is selling at the price higher than printed price of the book. Don't buy from this seller.

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