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    DescriptionIn 2000, the Clay Foundation announced a historic competition: whoever could solve any of seven extraordinarily difficult mathematical problems, and have the solution acknowledged as correct by the experts, would receive $1 million in prize money. There was some precedent for doing this: In 1900 the mathematician David Hilbert proposed twenty-three problems that set much of the agenda for mathematics in the twentieth century. The Millennium Problems--chosen by a committee of the leading mathematicians in the world--are likely to acquire similar stature, and their solution (or lack of it) is likely to play a strong role in determining the course of mathematics in the twenty-first century. Keith Devlin, renowned expositor of mathematics and one of the authors of the Clay Institute's official description of the problems, here provides the definitive account for the mathematically interested reader.


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    Title
    The Millennium Problems
    Subtitle
    The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Keith J. Devlin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 285 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780465017300
    ISBN 10: 0465017304
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC21: 510
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    DC22: 510
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PB
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26200
    Abridged Dewey: 510
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Libri: I-MA
    B&T Approval Code: A51010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MAT015000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MAT016000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QA93, QA93 .D47 2002
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PDZM
    Thema V1.0: PDZ
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    BASIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    16 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Keith Devlin is the Dean of the School of Social Science at St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, and a Senior Researcher at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. He is the author of 22 books, one interactive CD-ROM, and over 65 technical research papers in mathematics. His voice is heard regularly on National Public Radio, on such programs as "Weekend Edition," "Talk of the Nation," "Science Friday," "Sounds Like Science," and "To the Best of Our Knowledge." His previous books include Life by the Numbers, the companion to a PBS series that aired in April and May, 1998; Goodbye Descartes: The End of Logic; and The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible.