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I Want to be a Mathematician: An Automathography (Hardback)
"I Want to Be a Mathematician is an account of the author's life as a mathematician—an automathography." — From the back cover
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Continued from the back cover: “Paul R. Halmos is well known for his research in various areas of mathematics, among them functional analysis, ergodic theory, and measure theory. He is also one of the most widely read expositors of higher mathematics today. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1938 from the University of Illinois, he held academic positions at various universities, among them the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and Indiana University.
“Paul Halmos’ life and professional career give fascinating insights into the relationship of a mathematician to society at large, to his colleagues, and, what is perhaps most complex, to himself. The book contains may photographs of prominent mathematicians, several taken by the author.”
NOTE: Paul R. Halmos passed away October 2, 2006.
PART I. STUDENT
- Reading and writing and ‘rithmetic
- A college education
- Graduate school
- Learning to study
- Learning to think
- The Institute
- Winning the war
PART II. SCHOLAR
- A great university
- The early years
- The fabulous fifties
PART III. SENIOR
- How to teach
- To Sydney, to Moscow, and back
- How to do almost everything
- Service, one way or another
The Coda: How to be a mathematician.
The book concludes with Index of Photographs and Index.
- Halmos, Paul R.
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