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Mathematics: The New Golden Age

Mathematics: The New Golden Age

by Keith Devlin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231116398
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 02/15/2001
Edition description: Revised and Enlarged Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,299,561
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Keith Devlin is the Dean of Science at Saint Mary's College of California and a Senior Researcher at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information. Since 1983, he has been a regular columnist on mathematics and computing for the Guardian newspaper in England, and he is the mathematics commentator on National Public Radio's popular "Weekend Edition" magazine program. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the author of twenty-three books on mathematics and computing, including Life by Numbers and The Language of Mathematics.


Palo Alto, California

Date of Birth:

March 16, 1947

Place of Birth:

Hull, England


B.S., King's College, London, 1968; Ph.D., University of Bristol, 1971

Table of Contents

1. Prime Numbers, Factoring, and Secret Codes
2. Sets, Infinity, and the Undecidable
3. Number Systems and the Class Number Problem
4. Beauty from Chaos
5. Simple Groups
6. Hilbert's Tenth Problem
7. The Four-Color Problem
8. Hard Problems About Complex Numbers
9. Knots, Topology, and the Universe
10. Fermat's Last Theorem
11. The Efficiency of Algorithms

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