## 1. Bibliography

The main text we are following in this module is

Timothy Gowers. "Mathematics: a very short introdution". Oxford University Press 2002.
ISBN 0-19-950468-7.

This is small (smaller than a usual paperback) and short (fewer
than 150 pages) and I very very strongly encourage everybody to get a
copy for him/herself. In fact I would say it is essential if you want
to do well. You might find second-hand or electronic versions,
which should be fine. My lectures and web pages will roughly follow
the same outline of the book, and you should at least be reading one
chapter a week.

If there are any other texts, handouts or recommended web pages
I refer to they will be listed here.

One classic that would be good additional reading for most in the class is
G.H.Hardy's "A mathematician's apology" (CUP).
See
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Mathematician's_Apology.
Written in 1940, this is a classic, by one of the best mathematicians of the day, and Hardy touches on many points in this course. (You will have to forgive his oldfashioned and occasionally non-PC language.)