Mathematics: The New Golden Age

Mathematics: The New Golden Age

ISBN-10:
0140135510
ISBN-13:
9780140135510
Pub. Date:
12/06/1988
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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Overview

Mathematics: The New Golden Age

List of Figures ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
PART I - THE MEMORIZED POEM IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION 33
PART II - CASE STUDIES 91
Felicia Hemans, "Casabianca" 91
Thomas Gray, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" 123
Charles Wolfe, "The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna" 191
Afterword 219
Appendixes 235
Notes 243
Works Cited 273
Index 289

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140135510
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/06/1988
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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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