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From the theorem that provided the building blocks of high-speed computing to the calculations that sent the first men to the Moon, these breakthroughs have transformed our lives. Casti recreates the brilliant reasoning behind these masterworks and explores a stunning array of real-world problems they have solved. 50 illustrations.
|Ch. 1||The Minimax Theorem (Game Theory)||1|
|Ch. 2||The Brouwer Fixed-Point Theorem (Topology)||43|
|Ch. 3||Morse's Theorem (Singularity Theory)||85|
|Ch. 4||The Halting Theorem (Theory of Computation)||135|
|Ch. 5||The Simplex Method (Optimization Theory)||181|