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Mathematics — Its Content, Methods, and Meaning (Volume II of III) - Edited by A. D. Aleksandrov, A. N. Kolmogorov & M. A. Lavrent'ev

M.I.T. Press, 1969, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good. A little wear to the edges of the wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.

Volume II of III only. 2nd edition. [First Edition: 1969, Thus] From the cover: “In effect, these volumes (of which you are being offered Volume II of III only) present a do-it-yourself course for the person who would like to know what the chief fields of modern mathematics are all about but who does not aspire to be either a professional mathematician or a professional user of mathematics. The coverage is extremely wide, including such important areas as linear algebra, group theory, functional analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, the theory of functions of a real and complex variable, and related subjects… What makes these volumes so readable as compared with usual mathematics textbooks is the emphasis here upon basic concepts and results rather than upon the intricate and wearying proofs that make such demands in conventional textbooks and courses. There are proofs in these volumes, but usually they are presented only for the most important results, and even then to emphasize key ideas and to illustrate the kind of methodology employed… It is hard to imagine that any intelligent American with a curious mind and some good recollection of his high school and college mathematics would not find many entrancing discoveries in the intellectual gold mine that is this work.”
Size: 9" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 394
Translator: S. H. Gould

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