9780691118802

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780691118802

  • ISBN10:

    0691118809

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-09-08
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr

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Summary

"This is a wonderful book. The content is overwhelming. Every practicing mathematician, everyone who uses mathematics, and everyone who is interested in mathematics must have a copy of their own."--Simon A. Levin, Princeton University ""The Princeton Companion to Mathematics" fills a vital need. It is the only book of its kind."--Victor J. Katz, professor emeritus, University of the District of Columbia "I think that this is a wonderful book, completely different from anything that has been written before about mathematics and mathematicians."--Endre Suli, University of Oxford ""The Princeton Companion to Mathematics" is a much needed--and will become a much used--reference work. In fact, it will stand alone as the reference work in mathematics."--John J. Watkins, Colorado College

Author Biography

Timothy Gowers is the Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. He received the Fields Medal in 1998, and is the author of "Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction". June Barrow-Green is lecturer in the history of mathematics at the Open University. Imre Leader is professor of pure mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Origins of Modern Mathematics
Mathematical Concepts
Branches of Mathematics
Theorems and Problems
Mathematicians
The Influence of Mathematics
Final Perspectives
Index
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