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The Princeton Companion to Mathematics de Timothy Gowers
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I bought this book because I was interested in knowing more about mathematics in general, in a broader sense, not just how to calculate a perimeter or an exponential function, but how it was first founded, who are the most influential scientists to have improved mathematics, what are the different fields and how they articulate. And, well, this book did just that and much more.
It is very well organized in order to lead you step by step from basic concepts to more complicated mathematics with a middle section that tells you everything you need to know about the people who made mathematics what it is today. In short, it is a must-have for anybody who's mathcurious : from novice to… Lire la suite