Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press
"Constant Companion": Review of Gamma: Exploring Euler's Constant, byJulian Havil. Reviewed by Ben Longstaff. New Scientist, 19 July 2003, page51.
There have been books about pi and about i, the square root of minus one. Thisis a book about one of those numbers' less famous but no less fascinatingbrethren called gamma. "Although the maths is at upper-undergraduate level,Havil's emphasis on historical context and his conversational style make this apleasure to read," the reviewer writes. "Anyone with a serious interest inmaths will find it richly rewarding."
--- Allyn Jackson