From Here to Infinity

From Here to Infinity

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 26mm | 240.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • line figures
  • 0192832026
  • 9780192832023
  • 200,898

About Ian Stewart

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

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an excellent account of what's going on in mathematics right now * Guardian * 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 *show more

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