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Four colours suffice : how the map problem was solved

Author: Robin J Wilson
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A book to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the solution to one of the world's most puzzling mathematical problems. This book introduces the mathematicians behind the mathematics, among them a  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilson, Robin J.
Four colours suffice.
London : Penguin, 2003
(OCoLC)52325086
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin J Wilson
OCLC Number: 779800991
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2002.
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages) : illustrations
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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