A Mathematician’s Miscellany is an autobiography and collection of anecdotes by John Edensor Littlewood. It is now out of print but Littlewood’s Miscellany is its. “Littlewood’s Miscellany, which includes most of the earlier work as well as much of the material Professor Littlewood collected after the publication of A. Review: J. E. Littlewood, A mathematician’s Miscellany. Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 61 (), no. 4,

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Matthew Conroy rated it it was amazing Jan 09, From the Mathematical Tripos. Bertrand Russell associated with it, there’s not much in the book to interest the general reader. At one point a foreign observer commented that England had three great mathematicians: The latter is definitely a “popular” work, in terms of both subject matter and technical level, while the Miscellany is not.

Littlewood begins almost immediately with this: Markush marked it as to-read Jun 30, Jess Holland added it May 01, Hardy geometry give given happened Hardy and Littlewood Hollond idea ideal infinite integral function J.


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Mihalis rated it it was amazing Jul 30, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Karen rated it it was amazing Apr 18, Joseph added it Jun 02, Active areas of modern mathematics are things like “category theory”, abstract algebraic geometry, and higher-dimensional geometric objects.

Michael added it May 25, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Tim Robinson added it Jan 04, Littlewood’s and Hardy’s expertise was littleeood in the mathematical analysis of their day, and with its application to physics and number theory. And they had some rather peculiar rules.

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Except for some catty gossip about academic life in England in the early decades of the 20th century, and the people e. Academic life in Cambridge especially in Trinity College is viewed through the eyes of one of its greatest figures.

Jun 12, Charles Daney rated it liked it Shelves: Common terms and phrases Littlewlod. Neeraj Singh rated it really liked it Jan 06, But it does give a reasonable snapshot of the world of mathematics in the period, roughly, from to For better or for worse, contemporary mathematics is vastly different from the mathematics of Littlewood and his era.


All that said, the Miscellany is still very much worth reading for the seriously mathematically curious. Littlewood’s Miscellany is a good choice to read along with G. David Sheppard, moscellany Bishop of Liverpool, was a serious cricketer when young.

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Martina marked it as to-read Apr 12, Then, after the littleood stage, when one has finally obtained a key insight, concentrated effort is generally required to verify the insight. Not a quick read; at times a bit too technical for mw. The general reader should, in most instances, have no trouble following the mathematical passages”–Publisher’s description.