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Book News Annotation:

Devlin is a mathematician affiliated with St. Mary's College of California, and Stanford U. Center for the Study of Language and Information; he writes extensively and engagingly about mathematics for non-mathematicians. In this work first published in 1988, he charts significant mathematical research beginning in 1960; this revised edition includes developments of the 1980s and 1990s.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A modern classic by an accomplished mathematician and bestselling author has been updated to encompass and explain the recent headline-making advances in the field in nontechnical terms.

Table of Contents

  1. Prime numbers, factoring, and secret codes
  2. Sets, infinity, and the undecidable
  3. Number systems and the class number problem
  4. Beauty from chaos
  5. Simple groups
  6. Hilbert's tenth problem
  7. Four-color problem
  8. Hard problems about complex numbers
  9. Knots, topology, and the universe
  10. Fermat's last theorem
  11. Efficiency of algorithms.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231116381
Subtitle:
An Interactive Approach
Author:
Devlin, Keith J.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
November 1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.24x6.27x1.03 in. 1.20 lbs.

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