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The Millennium Problems. The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of our Time.

Devlin, Keith

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ISBN 10: 1862076863 / ISBN 13: 9781862076860
Verlag: Granta, London, 2004
Gebraucht Zustand: As New Hardcover
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Titel: The Millennium Problems. The Seven Greatest ...

Verlag: Granta, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2004

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:As New

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition

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In 2000, the Clay Foundation of Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced a historic competition: whoever could solve any of seven extraodinarily difficult mathematical problems, and have the solution acknowledged as correct by the experts, would receive $1million in prize money. The solutions, if any, to the so-called Milliennium Problems would play a strong role in determining the course of mathematics in the 21st century. They encompass many of the most fascinating areas of pure and applied mathematics, from topology and number theory to particle physics, cryptography, computing and even aircraft design. Keith Devlin describes here what the seven problems are, how they came about, and what they mean for mathematics and science. In the hands of Devlin, each Millennium Problem becomes a window onto the deepest questions in the field.

About the Author:

Keith Devlin is the Dean of the School of Social Science at St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, and a Senior Researcher at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. He is the author of 22 books, one interactive CD-ROM, and over 65 technical research papers in mathematics. His voice is heard regularly on National Public Radio, on such programs as "Weekend Edition," "Talk of the Nation," "Science Friday," "Sounds Like Science," and "To the Best of Our Knowledge." His previous books include Life by the Numbers, the companion to a PBS series that aired in April and May, 1998; Goodbye Descartes: The End of Logic; and The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible.

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