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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages, line figures
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 04/04/1996
- Category: Mathematics
- ISBN: 9780192832023