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Five golden rules : great theories of 20th-century mathematics and why they matter

Author: J L Casti
Publisher: New York : Wiley & Sons, ©1996.
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How did mathematics influence the decoding of Nazi war plans, the prediction of trends on the stock market and the invention of computers? This book reveals seven of the most important theorems in  Read more...

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Casti, J.L.
Five golden rules.
New York : Wiley & Sons, ©1996
(DLC) 94044470
(OCoLC)31709232
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J L Casti
OCLC Number: 680276681
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 235 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The minimax theorem (game theory) --
The Brouwer fixed-point theorem (topology) --
Morse's theorem (singularity theory) --
The Halting theorem (theory of computation) --
The simplex method (optimization theory).
Other Titles: 5 golden rules.
Responsibility: John L. Casti.
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