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Four colors suffice : how the map problem was solved

저자: Robin J Wilson
출판사: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2002.
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"On October 23, 1852, Professor Augustus De Morgan wrote a letter to a colleague, unaware that he was launching one of the most famous mathematical conundrums in history - one that would confound thousands of puzzlers for more than a century. This is the amazing story of how the "map problem" was solved." "The problem posed in the letter came from a former student: What is the least possible number of colors needed  더 읽기…
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자료 유형: 인터넷 자료
문서 형식: 책, 인터넷 자원
모든 저자 / 참여자: Robin J Wilson
ISBN: 0691115338 9780691115337 0691120234 9780691120232
OCLC 번호: 51730619
메모: Originally published 2002 by Penguin Group, London.
설명: xii, 262 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 21 cm.
내용: The four-colour problem --
The problem is posed --
Euler's famous formula --
Cayley revives the problem ... --
... And Kempe solves it --
A chapter of accidents --
A bombshell from Durham --
Crossing the Atlantic --
A new dawn breaks --
Success! --
... but is it a proof?
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책임: Robin Wilson.
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"Wilson's lucid history weaves together lively anecdotes, biographical sketches, and a non-technical account of the mathematics."--Science "An attractive and well-written account of the solution of 더 읽기…

 
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