His work rarely exceeds very basic mathematics, what would now be learned, perhaps in less detail, in middle school

He is a professor of pure mathematics at the Open University, and a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford University. His work rarely exceeds very basic mathematics, what would now be learned, perhaps in less detail, in middle school. There is, at least in the book, no calculus, no complex variables, no power series, no abstract algebra, no non-Euclidean geometry, no infinite set theory, not even impossibility proofs. He deals with Euclidean geometry (plane geometry in the examples) and some basic linear algebra.

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Robin Wilson (mathematician). Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life (Allen Lane, 2008. This article is about the mathematician. For the musician, see Robin Wilson (musician). The Honourable Robin Wilson. In July 2008, he published a study of the mathematical work of Lewis Carroll, the creator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life (Allen Lane, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7139-9757-6).

Lewis Carroll's books have delighted children and adults for generations, but behind their exuberant fantasy and . Taking us into a world of mock turtles and maps, gryphons and gravity, Lewis Carroll in Numberland reveals the singular mind of a genius.

Lewis Carroll's books have delighted children and adults for generations, but behind their exuberant fantasy and delightful nonsense was the mind of a brilliant mathematician. Now his forgotten achievements in the world of numbers are brought to light by acclaimed author and mathematician Robin Wilson. Wilson could not be better qualified to write a book on Carroll's career in numbers' Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph. Wilson conjures the spirit of a man who delighted in paradox' Nature.

Fascinated by the inner life of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Robin Wilson, a Carroll scholar and a noted mathematics .

Fascinated by the inner life of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Robin Wilson, a Carroll scholar and a noted mathematics professor, has produced this revelatory book-filled with more than one hundred striking and often playful illustrations-that examines the many inspirations and sources for Carroll’s fantastical writings, mathematical and otherwise. As Wilson demonstrates, Carroll made significant contributions to subjects as varied as voting patterns and the design of tennis tournaments, in the process creating large numbers of imaginative recreational puzzles based on mathematical ideas.

Robin Wilson asks what mathematics did do? .

Robin Wilson asks what mathematics did do? How good a mathematician was he, and how influential was his work? (p. vii). The book opens on eight pieces of mathematical humour from Carroll’s literary works. All of them provide strong evidence that the author of the Alice tales, The Hunting of the Snark, Sylvie and Bruno, and other works of fiction, was a mathematician or at least had mathematical interests. Robin Wilson benefited greatly from this historical turn in Carrollian studies, conducted since the 1970s by such authors as Francine F. Abeles, William W. Bartley III, Edward Wakeling, and Eugene Seneta.

The book succeeds in being understandable to a general audience

Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life. Publisher: W. W. Norton. The book succeeds in being understandable to a general audience. The task is made a bit simpler by the fact that Dodgson’s work was not on extremely difficult problems, so that there are no heavy prerequisites. The most advanced work reproduced is his well known Method of Condensation for finding determinants and the author does an excellent job in presenting the necessary background from scratch.

Lewis Carroll's writings have inspired and entertained generations of readers, but now his forgotten .

Lewis Carroll's writings have inspired and entertained generations of readers, but now his forgotten achievements in the world of numbers are finally brought to light by highly acclaimed author and mathematician Robin Wilson. Here Wilson explores the singular imagination of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - known to millions around the world as Lewis Carroll - the creator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Fascinated by the inner life of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Robin Wilson, a Carroll scholar and a noted mathematics professor, has produced this revelatory book-filled with more than one hundred striking and often playful illustrations-that examines the many inspirations and sources.