A ted educator's account of some of the more stimulating and surprising branches of mathematics, this volume profiles the mathematical mind and the aims of mathematics. Five introductory chapters offer conceptual groundwork, and subsequent chapters present lucid, accessible explorations of n-Euclidean geometry, matrices, determinants, group theory, and related topics. 1955 edition.
A prolific author who sought to make math interesting and accessible to all, W. W. Sawyer (1911-2008) was a professor at the University of Toronto for more than three decades. Dover has reprinted his The Mathematician's Delight, which has been in print continuously since 1943 and has sold over 500,000 copies.