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The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time
     

The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time

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by Keith Devlin
 

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ISBN-13:
9780760786598
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
12/30/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Devlin is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. He is a regular contributor to NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon (where he is known as “the Math Guy”), and has written numerous books. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Palo Alto, California
Date of Birth:
March 16, 1947
Place of Birth:
Hull, England
Education:
B.S., King's College, London, 1968; Ph.D., University of Bristol, 1971

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The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
gniff More than 1 year ago
At any time, mathematicians around the world are working on tens of thousands of interesting problems. But a few rise to the top of the heap, owing to their stubborn refusal to be solved and to their deep connection to many, many areas of mathematics. The seven Millenium Problems are among those. Selected by the Clay Foundation, the problems are widely believed to be of surpassing importance to our understanding of mathematics, and to whatever understanding mathematics can give to the universe and to the nature of being. These are genuinely hard problems, hard to solve and not so easy to understand. The simplest of them is moderately difficult to state using advanced high school math; the hardest can only be seen in its outlines by the non-mathematician. Making these things avaliable to the general reader is also a difficult task, but Keith Devlin does an admirable job. The reader will find algebra almost indispensible and basic calculus and complex variables very helpful. But it is worth the effort to see where the current frontiers of knowledge lie, and to get a glimpse into the way mathematicians approach problems, and what they consider important.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Mellennium Problems is a brilliant summary of the greatest unsolved (and the greatest period) mathematical problems. Keith Devlin does a superb job of condensing and describing the Mellennium Problems. This book will definately please any amatuer or expert in mathematics as they delve in to the mysteries that is unsolved mathematics.