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Yesterday and Long Ago

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A charming memoir by a leading mathematician of our day. V.I. Arnold is renowned for achievements in mathematics, and for the clarity of his writing. These essays offer a glimpse into the life and work of one of the world’s outstanding living mathematicians.


Titel: Yesterday and Long Ago
Autoren/Herausgeber: Vladimir I. Arnold
Ausgabe: 2007

ISBN/EAN: 9783642066863
Originaltitel: Istorii davnie i nedavnie
Originalsprache: Russisch

Seitenzahl: 230
Format: 19,8 x 12,9 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 266 g
Sprache: Englisch

History is not what we were wearing, It is how we had been utterly ruined. B.Pasternak.“Spektorsky” In the spring of 1999 the police found me lying unconscious with a broken forehead next to my bike in the outskirts of Paris, and delivered me to a hospital. It took a few weeks for French doctors to bring me to consciousness. But I did not recognize my son and said about my wife: “this woman says that she is my wife”. A doctor asked me how many years we had been married. I answered correctly, “twenty four”, and the doctor wrote down: “arithmetical abilities are preserved”. Later, French doctors told me that with such a trauma any Frenchman would succumb immediately. But then they added: “Russians are very tough so you should live several months more”. In a Western textbook I had read regarding effects of poisons: “as for alcohol the lethal dose for Russians is several times higher”. Perhaps the same applies to traumas.

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