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solutions, hints provided at the end of the book); provides also much of historical and bibliographic interest. Written with sparkling clarity, and from manifestly affectionate seriousness of purpose. (NW) Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Intended not as a text but to enrich the lives of young mathematicians-to-be who so love the field as to want to read independently in it, and to bring the pleasures of familiarity and fresh discovery into the relaxed hours of more mature mathematicians who can remember being young. Tours both the main elements and many interesting by-ways of an inexhaustible subject. Seven chapters, interrupted at frequent intervals with exercises, problems, invitations to exploration (relevant answers,
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, 2003, c1989
ISBN: 0387969195 (trade)
0387406271 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 512.942 BAR
QA281 .B37 2003
Characteristics: xxii, 455 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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