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    Mathematics: The New Golden Age (Paperback) By (author) Keith J. Devlin


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    DescriptionIn 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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    The New Golden Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Keith J. Devlin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 252 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140258653
    ISBN 10: 0140258655

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    DC21: 510
    BIC E4L: SCP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MAT025000
    BIC subject category V2: PDZM
    Illustrations note
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    28 May 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.