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Mathematics By Keith Devlin

Mathematics
by Keith Devlin

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In this computerized world, mathematics has had an impact on various aspects of our lives, yet most people believe they cannot hope to understand or enjoy the subject. This work sets out to show just how mistaken they are. It also includes sections on Fermat's Last Theorem, knots and topology, and the mathematics of the physical universe.
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Mathematics: The New Golden Age by Keith Devlin

In the computerized world of today mathematics has had an impact on almost every aspect of our lives, yet most people believe they cannot hope to understand or enjoy the subject. This comprehensive survey sets out to show just how mistaken they are. Substantially revised and updated, this second edition takes into account recent dramatic developments and includes major new sections on Fermat's Last Theorem, knots and topology, and the mathematics of the physical universe. "Devlin's choice of material is excellent, and he is to be praised for the clarity and accuracy with which he presents it" - Martin Gardner in the New York Review of Books

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About Keith Devlin


Keith Devlin is the author of nineteen books dealing with themes in mathematics and computing. Since 1983 he has written regular articles on mathematics and computing for the Guardian.

Table of Contents


Prime numbers, factoring, and secret codes; sets, infinityand the undecodable; number systems and the class number problem; beauty from chaos; simple groups; Hilbert's tenth problem; the four-colour problem; hard problems about complex numbers; knots, topology and the universe; Fermat's last theorem; the efficiency of algorithms.

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GOR001852207
Mathematics: The New Golden Age by Keith Devlin
Keith Devlin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1998-05-28
320
0140258655
9780140258653
N/A
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