A Mathematician’s Apology


Author: G.H. Hardy

Written in 1940 as his mathematical powers were declining, G.H. Hardy’s apology offers an engaging account of the thoughts of a man known for his eccentricities as well as his brilliance in mathematics…..Read More

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