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The Princeton companion to mathematics

Author: Timothy Gowers; June Barrow-Green; Imre Leader; Princeton University.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Presents entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2008020450
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Gowers; June Barrow-Green; Imre Leader; Princeton University.
ISBN: 9781849726955 1849726957
OCLC Number: 753956657
Awards: Winner of Euler Book Prize, Mathematical Association of America 2011 (United States)
Commended for Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book for Single Volume Reference/Science 2008 (United States)
Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Books 2009 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (292 entries) : 5346 images, digital files
Contents: Part I. Introduction --
Part II. The origins of modern mathematics --
Part III. Mathematical concepts --
Part IV. Branches of mathematics --
Part V. Theorems and problems --
Part VI. Mathematicians --
Part VII. Final perspectives.
Responsibility: editor, Timothy Gowers ; associate editors, June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader.

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