Trefethen's index cards : forty years of notes about people, words and mathematics
- Trefethen, Lloyd N. (Lloyd Nicholas)
- Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Pub., c2011.
- Physical description
- xv, 368 p. ; 12 x 16 cm.
QA99 .T74 2011
- Unknown QA99 .T74 2011
- Ego-- Kids-- Aging and Death-- Sex-- Living with Others-- The Meaning of Life-- Politics and Society-- Cold War Nukes-- Education-- Britain-- Famous People-- Optimizing Your Life-- The Life of the Professor-- Music-- Words-- Writing and Literature-- Memory-- Misperceptions-- Knowledge and Truth-- Analogies-- Bad Logic-- God and Religion-- Good and Evil-- Science-- Stars and Planets-- Mathematics-- Big Numbers-- Mathematics and Science in Everyday Life-- Inventions-- Computers-- Life and DNA-- Hearts, Minds and Bodies.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This is one book that is unique in structure - a collection of ideas noted on index cards over 4 decades. Acclaimed mathematician Lloyd N Trefethen, Professor of Numerical Analysis at Oxford University, has created an intellectual diary, marking the development of his interests and ideas, from his teenage years to the present. These thoughts signposts, directing us through a mind that applies the same scientific discipline and rigor in everyday life as needed for success in science and academia; informative and entertaining, "Professor Trefethen's Index Cards" is a collage of observations of rare clarity, in subjects ranging from astronomy to family life, and from music to politics. The book will be of interest not only to scientists and mathematicians, the general public interested in discerning how a scientific outlook informs the way we see broader issues in the societies we live in as well.
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- Publication date
- Lloyd N. Trefethen.
- Includes index.