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20Mar/120

Steven Krantz – Inspired by Math #6

About "A Mathematician Comes of Age:"

A Mathematician Comes of Age discusses the maturation process for a mathematics student. It describes and analyzes how a student develops from a neophyte who can manipulate simple arithmetic problems to a sophisticated thinker who can understand abstract concepts, can think rigorously, and can analyze and manipulate proofs. Most importantly, mature mathematics students can create proofs and know when the proofs that they have created are correct.

Mathematics is distinct from other disciplines in the nature of its intellectual development. The book lays out these differences and discusses their significance.

About "Dr. Krantz:

"Steven G. Krantz is an American mathematician at Washington University in St. Louis. He has also taught at UCLA, Princeton, and Penn State. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society for the period (2010–2015). Krantz is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications and Managing Editor and founder of the Journal of Geometric Analysis. He also edits for The American Mathematical Monthly, Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations, and The Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society.

Steven Krantz has published more than 170 scholarly articles and more than 65 books.

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