Book Review: A Mathematician’s Apology, by G.H. Hardy

Modi, Paraj (2023) Book Review: A Mathematician’s Apology, by G.H. Hardy. At Right Angles. pp. 76-77. ISSN 2582-1873

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The title ‘A Mathematician’s Apology’ strikes the readers unusually. Why is a mathematician as great as G.H. Hardy himself, apologising? The entire book is but an apology, which aims to offer a defence in pursuit of mathematics. Published in 1940, this apology stands relevant in most respects even today. Originating from one of the finest mathematicians as Hardy, this apology invokes realisation of passion in one’s conscience, especially in students as myself.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Modi, Paraj
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Student readers, mathematicians, introspection
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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