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Mathematics : the new golden age

Author: Keith J Devlin
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In this computerized world, mathematics has had an impact on various aspects of our lives, yet most people believe they cannot hope to understand or enjoy the subject. This work sets out to show just  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith J Devlin
ISBN: 0140258655 9780140258653
OCLC Number: 39216774
Notes: Previous edition: 1988.
Description: 302 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents: Prime numbers, factoring, and secret codes; sets, infinityand the undecodable; number systems and the class number problem; beauty from chaos; simple groups; Hilbert's tenth problem; the four-colour problem; hard problems about complex numbers; knots, topology and the universe; Fermat's last theorem; the efficiency of algorithms.
Responsibility: Keith Devlin.

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