出版社: Hachette Books
副标题: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth
出版年: 1998
页数: 336
定价: USD 16.00
装帧: Paperback
ISBN: 9780786884063
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Based on a National Magazine Awardwinning article, this masterful biography of Hungarianborn Paul Erdos is both a vivid portrait of an eccentric genius and a layman's guide to some of this century's most startling mathematical discoveries.
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壞人 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10……)
A physicist and a mathematician are flying crosscountry together. Each is keeping a diary of the trip. They fly over a white horse in Iowa. The physicist writes, 'There is a white horse in Iowa.' The mathematician writes, 'There exists, somewhere in the Midwest, a horse, white on top.'20121216 05:27
A physicist and a mathematician are flying crosscountry together. Each is keeping a diary of the trip. They fly over a white horse in Iowa. The physicist writes, 'There is a white horse in Iowa.' The mathematician writes, 'There exists, somewhere in the Midwest, a horse, white on top.'
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壞人 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10……)
To the detriment of his mathematics, young Posa was also distracted by girls. He asked Erdos why there were so few "girl mathematicians," and Erdos told him: "Suppose the slave children would be brought up with the idea that if they are very clever, the bosses will not like them. Would there be then many boys who do mathematics?" Posa agreed that there wouldn't be very many.20121215 06:06
To the detriment of his mathematics, young Posa was also distracted by girls. He asked Erdos why there were so few "girl mathematicians," and Erdos told him: "Suppose the slave children would be brought up with the idea that if they are very clever, the bosses will not like them. Would there be then many boys who do mathematics?" Posa agreed that there wouldn't be very many.
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壞人 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10……)
Ernst Straus was one of the few people who had the opportunity to observe firsthand the differences in style be tween the master physicist and the master mathematician. In a tribute to Erdos on his seventieth birthday, Straus said: "Einstein often told me that the reason he chose physics over mathematics was that mathematics is so full of beau tiful and attractive questions that one m...20121215 05:28
Ernst Straus was one of the few people who had theopportunity to observe firsthand the differences in style between the master physicist and the master mathematician.In a tribute to Erdos on his seventieth birthday, Straus said:"Einstein often told me that the reason he chose physicsover mathematics was that mathematics is so full of beautiful and attractive questions that one might easily wasteone's powers in pursuing them without finding the centralquestions. In physics he had the 'nose' for the central questions and he felt that it was the chief duty of the scientistto pursue those questions and not let himself be seducedby any problemno matter how difficult or attractive itmight be. Erdos has consistently and successfully violatedeveryone of Einstein's prescriptions. He has succumbed tothe seduction of every beautiful problem he has encounteredand a great number have succumbed to him. Thisjust proves to me that in the search for truth there is roomfor Don Juans like Erdos and Sir Galahads like Einstein."回应 20121215 05:28 
壞人 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10……)
这个太赞了，结局真的是happ end!!! In 2004, she and George moved back to Adelaide, where, on 28 August 2005, she and her husband died within an hour of each other. Nonetheless, Szekeres's accomplishment was impressive enough to win Klein's hand, and the two were married four years later. As a result, Erdos dubbed the problem the Happy End Problem, and that mime has stuck in the mathematical lite...20121214 07:56
这个太赞了，结局真的是happ end!!! In 2004, she and George moved back to Adelaide, where, on 28 August 2005, she and her husband died within an hour of each other.Nonetheless, Szekeres's accomplishment was impressive enough to win Klein's hand, and the two were married four years later. As a result, Erdos dubbed the problem the Happy End Problem, and that mime has stuck in the mathematical literature.
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壞人 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10……)
Few countries have had as violent a history as Hungary. ....... "The problem with Hungary," Erdos once joked, reflecting on his country's history, "is that in every war we chose the wrong side."20121214 07:33

壞人 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10……)
原来如此！ The young mathematicians also liked to meet in the city park at a bench by the hooded bronze statue of Anonymous, a historian who chronicled twelfthcentury Hungarian kings.20121214 07:40

壞人 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10……)
这个太赞了，结局真的是happ end!!! In 2004, she and George moved back to Adelaide, where, on 28 August 2005, she and her husband died within an hour of each other. Nonetheless, Szekeres's accomplishment was impressive enough to win Klein's hand, and the two were married four years later. As a result, Erdos dubbed the problem the Happy End Problem, and that mime has stuck in the mathematical lite...20121214 07:56
这个太赞了，结局真的是happ end!!! In 2004, she and George moved back to Adelaide, where, on 28 August 2005, she and her husband died within an hour of each other.Nonetheless, Szekeres's accomplishment was impressive enough to win Klein's hand, and the two were married four years later. As a result, Erdos dubbed the problem the Happy End Problem, and that mime has stuck in the mathematical literature.
回应 20121214 07:56

壞人 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10……)
A physicist and a mathematician are flying crosscountry together. Each is keeping a diary of the trip. They fly over a white horse in Iowa. The physicist writes, 'There is a white horse in Iowa.' The mathematician writes, 'There exists, somewhere in the Midwest, a horse, white on top.'20121216 05:27
A physicist and a mathematician are flying crosscountry together. Each is keeping a diary of the trip. They fly over a white horse in Iowa. The physicist writes, 'There is a white horse in Iowa.' The mathematician writes, 'There exists, somewhere in the Midwest, a horse, white on top.'
回应 20121216 05:27 
壞人 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10……)
To the detriment of his mathematics, young Posa was also distracted by girls. He asked Erdos why there were so few "girl mathematicians," and Erdos told him: "Suppose the slave children would be brought up with the idea that if they are very clever, the bosses will not like them. Would there be then many boys who do mathematics?" Posa agreed that there wouldn't be very many.20121215 06:06
To the detriment of his mathematics, young Posa was also distracted by girls. He asked Erdos why there were so few "girl mathematicians," and Erdos told him: "Suppose the slave children would be brought up with the idea that if they are very clever, the bosses will not like them. Would there be then many boys who do mathematics?" Posa agreed that there wouldn't be very many.
回应 20121215 06:06 
壞人 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10……)
Ernst Straus was one of the few people who had the opportunity to observe firsthand the differences in style be tween the master physicist and the master mathematician. In a tribute to Erdos on his seventieth birthday, Straus said: "Einstein often told me that the reason he chose physics over mathematics was that mathematics is so full of beau tiful and attractive questions that one m...20121215 05:28
Ernst Straus was one of the few people who had theopportunity to observe firsthand the differences in style between the master physicist and the master mathematician.In a tribute to Erdos on his seventieth birthday, Straus said:"Einstein often told me that the reason he chose physicsover mathematics was that mathematics is so full of beautiful and attractive questions that one might easily wasteone's powers in pursuing them without finding the centralquestions. In physics he had the 'nose' for the central questions and he felt that it was the chief duty of the scientistto pursue those questions and not let himself be seducedby any problemno matter how difficult or attractive itmight be. Erdos has consistently and successfully violatedeveryone of Einstein's prescriptions. He has succumbed tothe seduction of every beautiful problem he has encounteredand a great number have succumbed to him. Thisjust proves to me that in the search for truth there is roomfor Don Juans like Erdos and Sir Galahads like Einstein."回应 20121215 05:28 
壞人 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10……)
这个太赞了，结局真的是happ end!!! In 2004, she and George moved back to Adelaide, where, on 28 August 2005, she and her husband died within an hour of each other. Nonetheless, Szekeres's accomplishment was impressive enough to win Klein's hand, and the two were married four years later. As a result, Erdos dubbed the problem the Happy End Problem, and that mime has stuck in the mathematical lite...20121214 07:56
这个太赞了，结局真的是happ end!!! In 2004, she and George moved back to Adelaide, where, on 28 August 2005, she and her husband died within an hour of each other.Nonetheless, Szekeres's accomplishment was impressive enough to win Klein's hand, and the two were married four years later. As a result, Erdos dubbed the problem the Happy End Problem, and that mime has stuck in the mathematical literature.
回应 20121214 07:56
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0 有用 [已注销] 20110503
里面好多幽默的故事啊...
0 有用 妖道 20150411
八卦大全。匈牙利犹太人血泪史。
0 有用 big fish 20130605
很多数学描述，不错；但感觉不象传记了
1 有用 Nicole 20130710
昨天坐的车晚点，啃完这本儿书。
1 有用 镜子的背面 20120725
人类的大脑有极限，在某一方面极其聪慧的人，在其他方面便显露无能。请看数学家Erdos。
0 有用 Kevin 20161025
在LA机场书店买的，那会还纳闷为啥一本数学书籍能放在机场快餐书店里面。话说每次读完这类好书，总是感慨为啥没有读的再早一些，进而可想而知我娃未来的压力了
0 有用 妖道 20150411
八卦大全。匈牙利犹太人血泪史。
1 有用 Nicole 20130710
昨天坐的车晚点，啃完这本儿书。
0 有用 big fish 20130605
很多数学描述，不错；但感觉不象传记了
0 有用 马小帅 20120913
非常立志的书！让我深刻的体会到了，人和数学家区别！