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Four colours suffice : how the map problem was solved

Author: Robin J Wilson
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can every map be coloured with no more than four colours so that neighbouring countries are coloured differently? First posed in 1852, it took more than 100 years for this question to be answered  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin J Wilson
ISBN: 0713996706 9780713996708
OCLC Number: 50495770
Description: xii, 262 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: 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?
Responsibility: Robin Wilson.

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