The Princeton companion to mathematics / editor, Timothy Gowers ; associate editors, June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader.

  • Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press c2008
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1 online resource (1057 p.)
  • 1-282-76719-4
  • 9786612767197
  • 1-84972-695-7
  • 1-4008-3039-7
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  • English
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
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  • This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, a

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