From Here to Infinity

Paperback | October 1, 1995

byIan Stewart

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A retitled and revised edition of Ian Stewart's The Problem of Mathematics, this is the perfect guide to today's mathematics. Read about the latest discoveries, including Andrew Wile's amazing proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, the newest advances in knot theory, the Four Colour Theorem, ChaosTheory, and fake four-dimensial spaces. See how simple concepts from probability theory shed light on the National Lottery and tell you how to maximize your winnings. Discover how infinitesimals become respectable, why there are different kinds of infinity, and how to square the circle with themathematical equivalent of a pair of scissors.

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In this revised edition of The Problems of Mathematics, renowned mathematician Ian Stewart gives math buffs and non-technical readers--as well as students of the subject--the perfect guide to study today's mathematics. This challenging and fascinating book includes three new chapters that cover the most recent developments in the mathe...

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A retitled and revised edition of Ian Stewart's The Problem of Mathematics, this is the perfect guide to today's mathematics. Read about the latest discoveries, including Andrew Wile's amazing proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, the newest advances in knot theory, the Four Colour Theorem, ChaosTheory, and fake four-dimensial spaces. See h...

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University. He contributes to a wide range of newspapers and magazines.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.91 inPublished:October 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192832026

ISBN - 13:9780192832023

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In this revised edition of The Problems of Mathematics, renowned mathematician Ian Stewart gives math buffs and non-technical readers--as well as students of the subject--the perfect guide to study today's mathematics. This challenging and fascinating book includes three new chapters that cover the most recent developments in the mathematics field, including one on Kepler's sphere-packing problem, to which a solution has been at last announced after a wait of 30 years. 31 line drawings

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