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Stewart, Ian, 1945-
Visions of infinity : the great mathematical problems / Ian Stewart
New York, NY : Basic Books, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QA93 .S75 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mathematics
Number theory
Physical Description x, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-324) and index
Contents Great problems -- Prime territory : Goldbach Conjecture -- The puzzle of pi : squaring the circle -- Mapmaking mysteries : Four Color theorem -- Sphereful symmetry : Kepler Conjecture -- New solutions for old : Mordell Conjecture -- Inadequate margins : Fermat's Last Theorem -- Orbital chaos : Three-body problem -- Patterns in prime : 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
Summary "Overview of the most formidable problems mathematicians have vanquished, and those that vex them still"--Dust jacket flap

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