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Visions of infinity : the great mathematical problems / Ian Stewart.

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Author/Creator:
Stewart, Ian, 1945-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
New York, NY : Basic Books, c2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • x, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-306) and index.
Contents:
  • Great problems
  • Prime territory : Goldbach Conjecture
  • The puzzle of pi : squaring the circle
  • Mapmaking mysteries : Four Color theorem
  • Sphereful symmetry : Kepler Conjecture
  • New solutions for old : Mordell Conjecture
  • Inadequate margins : Fermat's Last Theorem
  • Orbital chaos : Three-body problem
  • Patterns in prime : Riemann Hypothesis
  • What shape is a sphere? : Poincar√© Conjecture
  • They can't all be easy : P/NP problem
  • Fluid thinking : Navier-Stokes Equation
  • Quantum conundrum : Mass Gap Hypothesis
  • Diophantine dreams : Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture
  • Complex cycles : Hodge Conjecture
  • Where next?
  • Twelve for the future.
Summary:
"Overview of the most formidable problems mathematicians have vanquished, and those that vex them still"--Dust jacket flap.
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ISBN:
9780465022403
0465022405

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