We have seen one book by Yakov Khurgin previously in the Science for Everyone series named Yes, No Or Maybe . Now we come to another book by him with the title *Did You Say Mathematics?*

The back cover of the book says about the author:

Dr. Yakov Khurgin is professor of mathematics at the Chair of Applied Mathematics at the Gubkin Institute of the Petrolium and Gas Industry. He has written over a hundred scientific papers in pure and applied mathematics and has been particularly productive in the fields of radioengineering, radiophysics, cybernetics, neurophysiology and psychiatry. At the present time, Professor Khurgin heads the laboratory of applied mathematics. He is also a member of the USSR National Committee of Automatic Control.

His extensive knowledge and wide range of activities have helped to make his popular-science book a great success.

And the book itself is described by the author in a section titled* One last word to the reader*:

In the chapters that follow I will attempt to tell the story of mathematics and weave into an integral whole the various discussions I have had with my non-mathematical friends.

This will be a story of mathematics in popular language so that the non-mathematician will see what it is all about. This is not a course in mathematics but merely a series of sketches concerning ideas and

methods. There will be no proofs to carry out and no need for paper and pencil. What I want to do is sketch a picture of the development of mathematics and show what mathematicians are presently engaged

in—to some extent.

This book is true indeed a popular exposition of many concepts in mathematics. The book was translated from the Russian by *George Yankovsky* and was first published by Mir in 1974 and republished in 1984. You can get the book here. Thanks to *gnv64* for this one!

Password, if needed: *mirtitles*

Contents of the book are as under:

**A FEW WORDS WITH THE READER 9**

Mathematician and physiologist get together in September 12

Mathematician and physiologist get together in December 20

A radio engineer needs math 25

One last word to the reader 31

**WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MATHEMATICS? 33**

What is mathematics all about? 35

A little historical background 36

**RUBBER-SHEET MATHEMATICS 41**

Mathematics and art 47

Continuous transformations 47

A remarkable surface 55

Graphs 58

**NUMBERS AND POINTS 71**

**THE MATHEMATICS OF A SADDLE 88**

Extrema 96

Extremal curves 106

The epoch of Euler 108

Soap bubbles 110

**MATHEMATICIANS ARE NOT ALL ALIKE 114**

Where do axioms come from? 116

Two ways of reasoning 117

Induction and mathematical induction 125

The drama of equation solving—an historical sketch 129

**ENGINEER CONSULTS MATHEMATICIAN 136**

What is better? 141

Criteria 147

Optimization 150

How close? 152

Mary and Maude 155

Integrals—not so terrible after all 157

Space, distance, norm 162

Terms and where they come from 169

The problems of an oil engineer 172

Choosing a job 174

Model building 184

Mathematical models 187

Events and their models 191

Does one really need a mathematical’ model? 197

Modelling the oil-refining process 206

**YOU PROBABLY LIKE THIS BOOK 209**

Probability theory. Some background 212

Random events 213

Probability 214

An experiment and what came of it 216

Engineer consults mathematician 222

Experimenter and statistician 227

Decision making 231

Intuition and birthdays 234

Intuition and luck 239

Random walks 246

The drunkard’s walk 258

The random-walk student 260

**INFORMATION 268**

Memory and codes 271

Information and what it’s all about 278

Quantitative measures 282

The capacity of a communication channel 288 Coding 290

A language model and the transmission of information 295

Basic principle of the theory of the transmission of information 297

What about the content? 300

**MATHEMATICAL MACHINES AND WHAT THEY CAN DO 303**

The psychiatrist drops in for a talk 310

Pattern recognition 318

Technical diagnostics 327

Medical diagnostics 338

Replacing doc with a diagnostic machine 347

What is our life? A game… 349

One final word to the reader 360

4-shared link here

Password, if required, for 4shared files:

www.mirtitles.org

Wow ! Thanks Damitr

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Thanks. Please upload some high school level mathematics books like high school mathematics by yankovsy (if you have).

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Awesome. Thanks!!

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I’ve tryied 2 of those passwords and none of them work, qhat could it be?

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@eric I have updated the password ,please check and let me know it works.

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what is the current password? can somebody tell me, please??

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Password is mirtitles

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There is also a download portal in libgen.in If need be, just check it out: http://libgen.in/book/index.php?md5=CD3C467F19DC18793E8B5AE3EA3FC826

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