Mathematics: Beyond the Classroom
"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show".
Mathematician-turned-philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
The study of mathematics opens up a world that contains both excitement and beauty. The breadth of the applicability of mathematics is enormous.
- Alex's Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos
- The Code Book by Simon Singh
- Finding Moonshine by Marcus du Sautoy
- Mathematics: The Golden Age by Devlin
Read this BBC article on why our brains see maths as beauty.
If you are interested in which careers maths graduates go on to visit Maths Careers. You will be surprised by just how many exciting careers rely on having a maths degree.
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