02008nam a22003138i 4500001001600000003000700016008004100023020001800064020001800082035002000100041000800120082001400128100002600142245008900168264007100257300003400328336002600362337002600388338003600414490001000450500001300460520096900473650001701442700003701459856005501496932003201551596000601583949010501589CR9781139644112UkCbUP121205s1992||||enk o ||1 0|eng|d a9781139644112 a9780521427067 a(Sirsi) a794796 aeng00a510.12201 aHardy, G. H.,eauthor12aA mathematician's apologyh[E-Book] /cby G.H. Hardy ; with a foreword by C.P. Snow. 1aCambridge :bCambridge University Press,c1992e(CUP)fCUP20200108 a1 online resource (153 pages) atextbtxt2rdacontent acomputerbc2rdamedia aonline resourcebcr2rdacarrier aCanto aenglisch aG. H. Hardy was one of this century's finest mathematical thinkers, renowned among his contemporaries as a 'real mathematician ... the purest of the pure'. He was also, as C. P. Snow recounts in his Foreword, 'unorthodox, eccentric, radical, ready to talk about anything'. This 'apology', written in 1940 as his mathematical powers were declining, offers a brilliant and engaging account of mathematics as very much more than a science; when it was first published, Graham Greene hailed it alongside Henry James's notebooks as 'the best account of what it was like to be a creative artist'. C. P. Snow's Foreword gives sympathetic and witty insights into Hardy's life, with its rich store of anecdotes concerning his collaboration with the brilliant Indian mathematician Ramanujan, his aphorisms and idiosyncrasies, and his passion for cricket. This is a unique account of the fascination of mathematics and of one of its most compelling exponents in modern times. 0aMathematics.1 aSnow, C. P.,ewriter of foreword40uhttps://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139644112zVolltext aCambridgeCore (Order 30059) a1 aXX(794796.1)wAUTOc1i794796-1001lELECTRONICmZBrNsYtE-BOOKu8/1/2020xUNKNOWNzUNKNOWN1ONLINE