Old and New Unsolved Problems in Plane Geometry and Number Theory (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions Series #11)
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Old and New Unsolved Problems in Plane Geometry and Number Theory (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions Series #11)

by Victor Klee, Stan Wagon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0883853159

ISBN-13: 9780883853153

Pub. Date: 10/01/1991

Publisher: Mathematical Association of America

Victor Klee and Stan Wagon discuss some of the unsolved problems in number theory and geometry, many of which can be understood by readers with a very modest mathematical background. The presentation is organized around 24 central problems, many of which are accompanied by other, related problems. The authors place each problem in its historical and mathematical

Overview

Victor Klee and Stan Wagon discuss some of the unsolved problems in number theory and geometry, many of which can be understood by readers with a very modest mathematical background. The presentation is organized around 24 central problems, many of which are accompanied by other, related problems. The authors place each problem in its historical and mathematical context, and the discussion is at the level of undergraduate mathematics. Each problem section is presented in two parts. The first gives an elementary overview discussing the history and both the solved and unsolved variants of the problem. The second part contains more details, including a few proofs of related results, a wider and deeper survey of what is known about the problem and its relatives, and a large collection of references. Both parts contain exercises, with solutions. The book is aimed at both teachers and students of mathematics who want to know more about famous unsolved problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883853153
Publisher:
Mathematical Association of America
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Series:
Dolciani Mathematical Expositions Series, #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.74(d)

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