Mathematics everywhere
 Responsibility
 Martin Aigner, Ehrhard Behrends, editors ; translated by Philip G. Spain.
 Uniform Title
 Alles Mathematik. English.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, c2010.
 Physical description
 xiv, 330 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
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Creators/Contributors
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references.
 Contents

 Math becomes a cult : description of a hope / Gero von Randow
 The mathematics of the compact disc / J. H. van Lint
 Image processing and imaging for operation planning in liver surgery / HeinzOtto Peitgen ... [et al.]
 The quickest path to the goal / Ralf Borndörfer, Martin Grötschel and Andreas Löbel
 Romeo and Juliet, spontaneous pattern formation, and Turing's instability / Bernard Fiedler
 Mathematics and intelligent materials / Stefan Müller
 Discrete tomography : from battleship to nanotechnology / Peter Gritzmann
 Reflections on reflections / Jürgen RichterGebert
 The role of mathematics in the financial markets / Walter Schachermayer
 Electronic money : an impossibility or already a reality? / Albrecht Beutelspacher
 Spheres in the computer : the Kepler conjecture / Martin Henk and Günter M. Ziegler
 How do quanta compute? The new world of the quantum computer / Ehrhard Behrends
 Fermat's last theorem : the solution of a 300yearold problem / Jürg Kramer
 A short history of the Nash equilibrium / Karl Sigmund
 Mathematics in the climate of global change / Rupert Klein
 The central theme : prime numbers, secret codes and the boundaries of computability / Martin Aigner
 The mathematics of knots / Elmar Vogt
 On soap bubbles / Dirk Ferus
 Heat diffusion, the structure of space and the Poincaré Conjecture / Klaus Ecker
 Chance and mathematics : a late love / Ehrhard Behrends
 The prospects for mathematics in a multimedia civilization / Philip J. Davis.
 Publisher's Summary
 Mathematics is all around us. Often we do not realize it, though. Mathematics Everywhere is a collection of presentations on the role of mathematics in everyday life, through science, technology, and culture. The common theme is the unique position of mathematics as the art of pure thought and at the same time as a universally applicable science. The authors are renowned mathematicians; their presentations cover a wide range of topics. From compact discs to the stock exchange, from computer tomography to traffic routing, from electronic money to climate change, they make the ""math inside"" understandable and enjoyable. An additional attractive feature is the leisurely treatment of some hot topics that have gained prominence in recent years, such as Fermat's Theorem, Kepler's packing problem, and the solution of the Poincare Conjecture. Or maybe you have heard about the Nash equilibrium (of ""A Beautiful Mind"" fame), or the strange future of quantum computers, and want to know what it is all about? Well, open the book and take an uptodate trip into the fascinating world of the mathematics all around us. Table of Contents: Prologue: G. von Randow  Math becomes a cultdescription of a hope. Case studies: J. H. van Lint  The mathematics of the compact disc; H.O. Peitgen, C. Evertsz, B. Preim, D. Selle, T. Schindewolf, and W. Spindler  Image processing and imaging for operation planning in liver surgery; R. Borndorfer, M. Grotschel, and A. Lobel  The quickest path to the goal; B. Fiedler  Romeo and Juliet, spontaneous pattern formation, and Turing's instability; S. Muller  Mathematics and intelligent materials; P. Gritzmann  Discrete tomography: from battleship to nanotechnology; J. RichterGebert  Reflections on reflections. Current topics: W. Schachermayer  The role of mathematics in the financial markets; A. Beutelspacher  Electronic money: an impossibility or already a reality?; M. Henk and G. M. Ziegler  Spheres in the computerthe Kepler conjecture; E. Behrends  How do quanta compute? The new world of the quantum computer; J. Kramer  Fermat's Last Theoremthe solution of a 300yearold problem; K. Sigmund  A short history of the Nash equilibrium; R. Klein  Mathematics in the climate of global change. The central theme: M. Aigner  Prime numbers, secret codes and the boundaries of computability; E. Vogt  The mathematics of knots; D. Ferus  On soap bubbles; K. Ecker  Heat diffusion, the structure of space and the Poincare Conjecture; E. Behrends  Chance and mathematics: a late love. Epilogue: P. J. Davis  The prospects for mathematics in a multimedia civilization.
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 Aufsatzsammlung.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2010
 Note
 Translated from the German: Alles Mathematik. 3rd ed. Wiesbaden : Vieweg + Teubner, 2009.
 ISBN
 9780821843499 (alk. paper)
 0821843494 (alk. paper)