The great mathematical problems : marvels and mysteries of mathematics / Ian Stewart.
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: London : Profile Books,
ISBN: 9781846683374 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2013.
There are some mathematical problems whose significance goes beyond the ordinary - like Fermat's Last Theorem or Goldbach's Conjecture - they are the enigmas which define mathematics. This book explains why these problems exist, why they matter, what drives mathematicians to incredible lengths to solve them and where they stand in the context of mathematics and science as a whole.
x, 340 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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