Mathematica: A Secret World of Intuition and Curiosity


by David Bessis (Author), Kevin Frey (Translator)

A fascinating look into how the transformative joys of mathematical experience are available to everyone, not just specialists
Math has a reputation for being inaccessible. People think that it requires a special gift or that comprehension is a matter of genes. Yet the greatest mathematicians throughout history, from René Descartes to Alexander Grothendieck, have insisted that this is not the case. Like Albert Einstein, who famously claimed to have “no special talent,” they said that they had accomplished what they did using ordinary human doubts, weaknesses, curiosity, and imagination.

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