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    Visions of infinity : the great mathematical problems / Ian Stewart.
    by Stewart, Ian, 1945-
    New York : Basic Books, c2013.
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  • Mathematics -- Popular works.
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  • Number theory.
  • ISBN: 
    9780465022403 :
    0465022405 :
    Bib #: 
    853210
    Description: 
    x, 340 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
    Contents: 
    Great problems -- Prime territory : Goldbach Conjecture -- The puzzle of pi : squaring the circle -- Mapmaking mysteries : Four Colour theorem -- Sphereful symmetry : Kepler Conjecture -- New solutions for old : Mordell Conjecture -- Inadequate margins : Fermat's Last Theorem -- Orbital chaos : Three-body problem -- Patterns in primes : Riemann Hypothesis -- What shape is a sphere? : Poincaré Conjecture -- They can't all be easy : P/NP problem -- Fluid thinking : Navier-Stokes Equation -- Quantum conundrum : Mass Gap Hypothesis -- Diophantine dreams : Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture -- Complex cycles : Hodge Conjecture -- Where next? -- Twelve for the future.
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    "Overview of the most formidable problems mathematicians have vanquished, and those that vex them still"--Dust jacket flap.
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