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Visions of infinity : the great mathematical problems /

Stewart, Ian 1945-

New York, NY : Basic Books 2013

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  • Title:
    Visions of infinity : the great mathematical problems /
  • Author: Stewart, Ian 1945-
  • Subjects: Mathematics; Number theory; Algebra; Science
  • Description: 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? : Poincaré 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.
    "Overview of the most formidable problems mathematicians have vanquished, and those that vex them still"--Dust jacket flap.
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Type: Book
  • Format: x, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN: 9780465022403;ISBN: 0465022405
  • Source: 01IOWA ALMA
    Main Library
    01IOWA ALMA21475350640002771

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