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What Is Mathematics? : An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods
by Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins and Ian Stewart




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Written for beginners and scholars, for students and teachers, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics? is a sparkling collection of mathematical gems that offers an entertaining and accessible portrait of the mathematical world. Brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian Stewart, this second edition offers new insights into recent mathematical developments and describes proofs of the Four-Color Theorem and Fermat's Last Theorem, problems that were still open when Courant and Robbins wrote this masterpiece, but ones that have since been solved.

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Overview

Written for beginners and scholars, for students and teachers, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics? is a sparkling collection of mathematical gems that offers an entertaining and accessible portrait of the mathematical world. Brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian Stewart, this second edition offers new insights into recent mathematical developments and describes proofs of the Four-Color Theorem and Fermat's Last Theorem, problems that were still open when Courant and Robbins wrote this masterpiece, but ones that have since been solved.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780195105193
  • ISBN-10: 0195105192
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: July 1996
  • Page Count: 592
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 6.05 x 1.06 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds

Series: Oxford Paperbacks

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