What's happening in the mathematical sciences
 Author/Creator
 Cipra, Barry.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Providence, RI : American Mathematical Society, c1993
 Physical description
 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 2628 cm.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Zorn, Paul.
 American Mathematical Society.
Contents/Summary
 Contents

 Introduction New heights for number theory Nothing to sphere but sphere itself A mathematical twist to protein folding Finite math The mathematics of traffic jams Rewriting history It's a small, big, small, big world A celestial Pas de trois Think and grow rich Ising on the cake.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Mathematicians like to point out that mathematics is universal. In spite of this, most people continue to view it as either mundane (balancing a checkbook) or mysterious (cryptography). This fifth volume of the "What's Happening" series contradicts that view by showing that mathematics is indeed found everywhere  in science, art, history, and our everyday lives. Here is some of what you'll find in this volume: Mathematics and Science: Mathematical biology  Mathematics was key to cracking the genetic code. Now, new mathematics is needed to understand the threedimensional structure of the proteins produced from that code; Celestial mechanics and cosmology  New methods have revealed a multitude of solutions to the threebody problem. And other new work may answer one of cosmology's most fundamental questions: What is the size and shape of the universe?Mathematics and Everyday Life: Traffic jams  New models are helping researchers understand where traffic jams come fromand maybe what to do about them; Small worlds  Researchers have found a short distance from theory to applications in the study of small world networks. Elegance in Mathematics: Beyond Fermat's Last Theorem  Number theorists are reaching higher ground after Wiles' astounding 1994 proof: new developments in the elegant world of elliptic curves and modular functions; The Millennium Prize Problems  The Clay Mathematics Institute has offered a million dollars for solutions to seven important and difficult unsolved problems. These are just some of the topics of current interest that are covered in this latest volume of "What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences". The book has broad appeal for a wide spectrum of mathematicians and scientists, from high school students through advancedlevel graduates and researchers.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Mathematics.
Bibliographic information
 Beginning date
 1993
 Responsibility
 Barry Cipra ; edited by Paul Zorn.
 Note
 Cover title.
 ISBN
 0821889990
 9780821889992
 0821889982
 9780821889985
 0821803557
 9780821803554
 0821807668
 9780821807668
 0821829041
 9780821829042
 0821835858
 9780821835852
 0821844784
 9780821844786
 0821849999
 9780821849996
 9780821887394
 0821887394