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I Want to be a Mathematician

An Automathography

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Student

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Reading and writing and ’rithmetic

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 3-19
    3. A college education

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 20-35
    4. Graduate school

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 36-49
    5. Learning to study

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 50-73
    6. Learning to think

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 74-83
    7. The Institute

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 84-104
    8. Winning the war

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 105-123
  3. Scholar

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-125
    2. A great university

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 127-139
    3. The early years

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 140-166
    4. Montevideo

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 167-199
    5. The fabulous fifties

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 200-250
  4. Senior

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 251-251
    2. How to teach

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 253-279
    3. To Sydney, to Moscow, and back

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 280-318
    4. How to do almost everything

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 319-348
    5. Service, one way or another

      • Paul R. Halmos
      Pages 349-399
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 400-421

Keywords

  • algebra
  • ergodic theory
  • geometry
  • Invariant
  • logic
  • Mathematica
  • mathematics

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Mathematics, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, USA

    Paul R. Halmos

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: I Want to be a Mathematician

  • Book Subtitle: An Automathography

  • Authors: Paul R. Halmos

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-1084-9

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-96078-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4612-1084-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 421

  • Topics: Mathematics

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4612-1084-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)