Bir Matematikçinin SavunmasI [Original Title: A Mathematician’s Apology; T.P.S.B. No.3] by G. H. Hardy. 22 Sept Enjoyable; interesting points of view. Bir Matematikçinin Savunması. Cambridge: University Press. ISBN ( basımı). Hardy, G. H. () Ramanujan, Cambridge University. simplewiki A Mathematician’s Apology; svwiki En matematikers försvarstal; trwiki Bir Matematikçinin Savunması; zhwiki 一个数学家的辩白.

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Mr J M Lomas put this point more picturesquely when we were passing the Nelson column in Trafalgar square. I thought of mathematics in terms of examinations and matematkkinin I wanted to beat other boys, matematiminin this seemed to be the way in which I could do so most decisively. Quotes from A Mathematician’s Hardy observed Ramanujan’s work primarily involved fields less known even amongst other pure mathematicians.

Even if you’re not looking to pursue an academic career, it is still an insightful read in case at some point you would like to create something original.

Hardy almost immediately recognized Ramanujan’s extraordinary albeit untutored brilliance, and Hardy and Ramanujan became close collaborators. And while they end up only tangentially relating to his thesis, the first few chapters, in which GH discusses the nature of ambition, ability, growth, etc. When the world is mad, a mathematician may find in mathematics an incomparable anodyne.

Hardy has gotten to a point in his life at which he feels creatively useless, and only then does he look back on his life and attempt to justify it by assessing pure mathematics as a career. Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS was born today.


Snow writes in his long introduction, “it is very rare for a writer to realize, with the finality of truth, that he is absolutely finished. It’s not about just mathematics but any form of pure art.

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I do still recommend this book. Hardy insists that mathematics is the vocation in which one comes most directly in touch with reality. Essentially, GH argues that mathematics is worth the world’s time and effort–that it is a beautiful, creative, and noble pursuit. Some of his deep emotions are layed bare in this novel, and describes his woes and triumphs through his life, in particular the book which describe drinking in a common room at Trinity College inspiring him to become the reputable mathematician that he became.

And why not consider the mere joy of finding things out? Hardy’s apology offers an engaging account of the thoughts of a man known for his eccentricities as well as his brilliance in mathematics. It matemahikinin been said that this is a tragic account, but here is a thread of hope- that one should remain steadfast in the area of one’s talent and atop that cultivate ambitions and seek too what is beautiful. He called their collaboration “the one romantic incident in my life.

He hung his entire self-worth on his sense of mathematical accomplishment, and as his powers faded, so did his ability to experience joy. Hardy ghhardy dontbeinmajority bedifferent dosomethingcool doitdifferent goahead goals goalsetting makeyourownrules happy picoftheday photooftheday.

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If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas. A man’s first duty, a young man’s at any rate, is to be ambitious. Hardy is rather half-hearted about elaborating on his standards of beauty, but there is no real surprise in this for anyone acquainted with higher mathematics, because it really is a difficult thing to define. Hardy matematikinun watching the movie about him and Ramanujan, which inspired me to know more of his personal life and professional work.


It was the only one that wasn’t from the hard matematikinib, and it wasn’t that long, so I figured I’d give it a shot. I object not to the message, but rather its form. Apr 02, Graychin rated it it was ok. It is indeed rather astonishing how little practical value scientific knowledge has for ordinary men, how dull and commonplace such of it as has value is, and how its value seems almost to vary inversely to its reputed utility.

The intro is almost as long as the actual Hardy part.

Ramanujan’s genius slowly gained recognition, and in he began a correspondence with the British mathematician Godfrey H. The greater the precision of the articulation, the greater its attractiveness. Glad I took another crack at it. Despite how well known it is, and how many say it speaks for mathematics, I am unable to give this savhnmas a high rating.

View all 12 comments. Almost every book ever written more bor deserves its inevitable oblivion.