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By JE Littlewood

CONTENTS
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MATHEMATICS WITH minimal uncooked MATERIAL
FROM THE MATHEMATICAL TRIPOS
CROSS-PURPOSES, subconscious ASSUMPTIONS, HOWLERS, MISPRINTS, ETC.
THE ZOO
BALLISTICS
THE trouble OF likelihood THEORY
FROM FERMAT'S final THEOREM TO THE ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
A MATHEMATICAL EDUCATION
REVIEW OF RAMANUJAN'S accumulated PAPERS
THREE REVIEWS
NEWTON AND THE allure OF A SPHERE
LARGE NUMBERS
THE DISCOVERY OF NEPTUNE
THE ADAMS-AIRY AFFAIR
'LION AND guy'

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