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From Here to Infinity By Ian Stewart

From Here to Infinity
by Ian Stewart

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A retitled and revised edition of Ian Stewart's The Problems of Mathematics, this is the perfect guide to today's mathematics. Read about the latest discoveries, including Andrew Wiles's amazing proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, Chaos Theory, and fake four-dimensional spaces; and see how simple concepts from probability theory can help you maximize your National Lottery winnings.
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From Here to Infinity by Ian Stewart

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, Chaos Theory, 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 the mathematical equivalent of a pair of scissors.

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From Here to Infinity Reviews


Maths can be fun! What's more, as Ian Stewart shows, it can be explained in everyday language ... it is such a surprise to find mathematics being made so accessible. * Good Book Guide *
an excellent account of what's going on in mathematics right now * Guardian *

About Ian Stewart


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

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GOR001041026
From Here to Infinity by Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1996-04-04
336
0192832026
9780192832023
N/A
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