Bir Matematikçinin SavunmasI [Original Title: A Mathematician’s Apology; T.P.S.B. No.3] by G. H. Hardy. 22 Sept Enjoyable; interesting points of view. Bir Matematikçinin Savunması. Cambridge: University Press. ISBN ( basımı). Hardy, G. H. () Ramanujan, Cambridge University. simplewiki A Mathematician’s Apology; svwiki En matematikers försvarstal; trwiki Bir Matematikçinin Savunması; zhwiki 一个数学家的辩白.

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May 31, Nick rated it really liked it. Here are some ways you can celebrate this irrational, but fun holiday: Hats off to the man who knew infinity His relationship as mentor, from onwards, of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan has become celebrated. Some of his deep emotions are layed bare in this novel, a This memoir from G.

Lists with This Book. By definition, There are already enough people to do that!! Apr 02, Graychin rated it it was ok.

Perhaps people of his era then, or his profession now are aware of these gentlemen he refers to, and of what they said, but I could only read one side of the discussion- the author’s, and so again, this book isn’t written for a general audience. Its attraction is precisely its special kind of absoluteness. And he has a point: So to you, Mr. I may be neglecting avenues for achievement that are better suited to me.

I often have the feeling that scientists should get involved with humanistics more and then they would appreciate more their work outside of their own fields, plus, better decisions can be taken.

This is something that English-loving people who hate math should read.

A Mathematician’s Apology

But such intrinsic value is not arbitrary. E ora da quale inizio? The context marematikinin a story is never as clean and self-contained as the story itself. Even if you’ve heard all of these opinions before in some form as a pure mathematician probably will have the anecdotes, historical context and personality insights will appeal tremendously.


It does not even claim any right to exist, for that would imply a purpose beyond itself. GH has a real inferiority complex with respect to his love, mathematics, and his writing ability about it. Recently I started teaching myself to program. View all 3 comments.

His relationship as ment Godfrey Harold Hardy FRS was a prominent English mathematician, known for his achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis. Hardy is of the “the only worthwhile thing is to pursue your talent” school and the “math is a young man’s game” school and the “most people are mediocre” school and generally will make anyone studying math fee This is undeniably a beautifully written book, essentially an essay in defense of the value of pure mathematics.

There are ugly and beautiful patterns in mathematics. Il processo raccontato in questo film vuole analizzare anche il punto di vista coloniale, ma lo fa senza schierarsi mostrando come gli accademici consideravano lo straniero.

The assertion may have implications. Once charming sentence says something about ” These ideas, so appealing when stated by Plato or Descartes, are almost nauseating with Hardy; I shudder at the thought that he has reached some sort of immortality.

To repeat, Hardy is an excellent writer. If second-rate minds care for it too, so much the worse for them. It even warns well about addressing the audience with some respect, and gives proof of what happens when an author doesn’t do that Point 2.

It’s worth reading, but perhaps after Hardy’s own words, since its biographical tint somewhat along the line I’ve discussed above may detract from the potent general ideas Hardy is forwarding here.


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H Hardy has truly changed my perception of mathematics and mathematicians. It takes some practice to know whether one is dealing with an aesthetic or some other instrumental or intermediate criterion of value.

Hardy ghhardy dontbeinmajority bedifferent dosomethingcool doitdifferent goahead goals goalsetting makeyourownrules happy picoftheday photooftheday. Every so often I come back to it and I get exactly the same feelings and they push me forward again.

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Since an aesthetic is its own truth, it cannot be compared or verified by reference to any other truth. If a man has any genuine talent, he s Amusing, even if it was as savuunmas as the introduction suggested. One of the Greatest Mathematician of the World!

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Many were completely novel; his original and highly unconventional results, such as the Ramanujan prime, the Ramanujan theta function, partition formulae and mock theta functions, have opened entire new areas of work and inspired a vast amount of further research. Nov 12, Jake rated it liked it Shelves: The former we can categorise as mere prejudice or, at best, unconsidered preferences.

Published January 31st by Cambridge University Press first published Latest Instagram Photos It is not worth an intelligent man’s time to be in the majority. Oct 16, Merilee rated it really liked it. From the perfection that was Prof.

It exists when there is an ulterior motive that remains unexpressed, a savunmae – political, economic, or otherwise pragmatic – which is beyond the simple factual assertion.