The Princeton Companion to Mathematics Hardback
Edited by Timothy Gowers, June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader
This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics.
Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music--and much, much more. Unparalleled in its depth of coverage, The Princeton Companion to Mathematics surveys the most active and exciting branches of pure mathematics.
Accessible in style, this is an indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics as well as for researchers and scholars seeking to understand areas outside their specialties. * Features nearly 200 entries, organized thematically and written by an international team of distinguished contributors* Presents major ideas and branches of pure mathematics in a clear, accessible style* Defines and explains important mathematical concepts, methods, theorems, and open problems* Introduces the language of mathematics and the goals of mathematical research* Covers number theory, algebra, analysis, geometry, logic, probability, and more* Traces the history and development of modern mathematics* Profiles more than ninety-five mathematicians who influenced those working today* Explores the influence of mathematics on other disciplines* Includes bibliographies, cross-references, and a comprehensive index Contributors incude: Graham Allan, Noga Alon, George Andrews, Tom Archibald, Sir Michael Atiyah, David Aubin, Joan Bagaria, Keith Ball, June Barrow-Green, Alan Beardon, David D.
Ben-Zvi, Vitaly Bergelson, Nicholas Bingham, Bela Bollobas, Henk Bos, Bodil Branner, Martin R.
Bridson, John P. Burgess, Kevin Buzzard, Peter J. Cameron, Jean-Luc Chabert, Eugenia Cheng, Clifford C. Cocks, Alain Connes, Leo Corry, Wolfgang Coy, Tony Crilly, Serafina Cuomo, Mihalis Dafermos, Partha Dasgupta, Ingrid Daubechies, Joseph W.
Dauben, John W. Dawson Jr., Francois de Gandt, Persi Diaconis, Jordan S.
Ellenberg, Lawrence C. Evans, Florence Fasanelli, Anita Burdman Feferman, Solomon Feferman, Charles Fefferman, Della Fenster, Jose Ferreiros, David Fisher, Terry Gannon, A.
Gardiner, Charles C. Gillispie, Oded Goldreich, Catherine Goldstein, Fernando Q.
Gouvea, Timothy Gowers, Andrew Granville, Ivor Grattan-Guinness, Jeremy Gray, Ben Green, Ian Grojnowski, Niccolo Guicciardini, Michael Harris, Ulf Hashagen, Nigel Higson, Andrew Hodges, F.
E. A. Johnson, Mark Joshi, Kiran S. Kedlaya, Frank Kelly, Sergiu Klainerman, Jon Kleinberg, Israel Kleiner, Jacek Klinowski, Eberhard Knobloch, Janos Kollar, T.
W. Korner, Michael Krivelevich, Peter D. Lax, Imre Leader, Jean-Francois Le Gall, W. B. R. Lickorish, Martin W. Liebeck, Jesper Lutzen, Des MacHale, Alan L. Mackay, Shahn Majid, Lech Maligranda, David Marker, Jean Mawhin, Barry Mazur, Dusa McDuff, Colin McLarty, Bojan Mohar, Peter M.
Neumann, Catherine Nolan, James Norris, Brian Osserman, Richard S. Palais, Marco Panza, Karen Hunger Parshall, Gabriel P.
Paternain, Jeanne Peiffer, Carl Pomerance, Helmut Pulte, Bruce Reed, Michael C.
Reed, Adrian Rice, Eleanor Robson, Igor Rodnianski, John Roe, Mark Ronan, Edward Sandifer, Tilman Sauer, Norbert Schappacher, Andrzej Schinzel, Erhard Scholz, Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze, Gordon Slade, David J.
Spiegelhalter, Jacqueline Stedall, Arild Stubhaug, Madhu Sudan, Terence Tao, Jamie Tappenden, C.
H. Taubes, Rudiger Thiele, Burt Totaro, Lloyd N. Trefethen, Dirk van Dalen, Richard Weber, Dominic Welsh, Avi Wigderson, Herbert Wilf, David Wilkins, B.
Yandell, Eric Zaslow, Doron Zeilberger
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 1056 pages, Black-and-white illustrations throughout | Cross-references, bibliographies, index
- Publisher: Princeton University Press
- Publication Date: 08/09/2008
- Category: Mathematics
- ISBN: 9780691118802
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by TheNinthwave
Good quick reference for general mathematics.
Review by tristram
A monumental survey of mathematics. A heavy book in both senses of the word: you will need a degree in mathematics to follow most of the material and, when I tried to read it in bed, it left a dent in my stomach.
Review by JohnAGoldsmith
A spectacular overview of mathematics for the non-mathematician who loves mathematics. A fabulous gift for a high school or college student who is thinking seriously about becoming a mathematician.