Fermat's Last Theorem

Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem

Author: Amir D. Aczel

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9781568580777

Category: Mathematics

Page: 147

View: 9402

Provides a close-up study of seventeenth-century French scholar Pierre de Fermat, the centuries-long effort to prove his theorem, and the work of Andrew Wiles, a Princeton researcher who ultimately came up with the solution. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour. IP.

Fermat's Last Theorem

Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem

Author: Amir D. Aczel

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: 9781568583600

Category: Mathematics

Page: 147

View: 8316

Simple, elegant, and utterly impossible to prove, Fermat's last theorem captured the imaginations of mathematicians for more than three centuries. For some, it became a wonderful passion. For others it was an obsession that led to deceit, intrigue, or insanity. In a volume filled with the clues, red herrings, and suspense of a mystery novel, Amir D. Aczel reveals the previously untold story of the people, the history, and the cultures that lie behind this scientific triumph. From formulas devised from the farmers of ancient Babylonia to the dramatic proof of Fermat's theorem in 1993, this extraordinary work takes us along on an exhilarating intellectual treasure hunt. Revealing the hidden mathematical order of the natural world in everything from stars to sunflowers, Fermat's Last Theorem brilliantly combines philosophy and hard science with investigative journalism. The result: a real-life detective story of the intellect, at once intriguing, thought-provoking, and impossible to put down.

Das kleine Buch der Zahlen

Vom Abzählen bis zur Kryptographie

Author: Peter M. Higgins

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 382743016X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 354

View: 3739

Seit Jahrhunderten sind Menschen fasziniert von Zahlen. Zahlen sind jedem vertraut und bilden ein wesentliches Fundament für unser Verständnis der Welt. Und doch ist uns das Zahlensystem nicht „einfach so“ gegeben, sondern es hat sich über Jahrtausende entwickelt. Trotz aller Fortschritte kann auch heute noch jedes Kind Fragen in Bezug auf Zahlen stellen, die niemand beantworten kann. Viele ungelöste Probleme im Zusammenhang mit Zahlen erscheinen wie skurrile Seltsamkeiten von geringem Nutzen, andere wiederum behindern den grundlegenden Fortschritt in wichtigen Forschungsbereichen der modernen Mathematik. Peter Higgins verarbeitet Jahrhunderte des Fortschritts zu einer erbaulichen Erzählung, die das Geheimnisvolle der Zahlen hervorhebt und erklärt, wie die verschiedenen Arten von Zahlen aufgetaucht sind und weshalb sie nützlich sind. Das Buch enthält viele historische Anmerkungen und interessante Beispiele, und es behandelt einfache Zahlenrätsel und Zaubertricks ebenso wie aufschlussreiche Verbindungen zu Problemen des Alltags: Wie bleiben beim Shoppen im Internet Einzelheiten zu unseren Bankdaten geheim? Wie groß sind die Chancen, beim Russisch Roulette zu gewinnen oder einen Flush im Poker zu erhalten? Higgins gelingt eine gut lesbare Mischung aus leichteren Inhalten und schwierigeren Ideen über das Unendliche und die komplexen Zahlen. Und für alle, die gerne eine vollständige Erklärung mögen, behandelt ein abschließendes Kapitel „Für Kenner und Genießer“ nochmals spezielle Aussagen und Beispiele des Buchs in der Sprache der Mathematik. Auch heute lernen wir immer noch Neues über die Zahlen, und dieses Buch lädt uns dazu ein, die Geheimnisse und die Schönheit der Zahlen neu zu entdecken, und es erinnert uns daran, dass die Erforschung der Zahlen eine sehr lange Geschichte hat und noch haben wird.

Mein Geist ist offen

Die mathematischen Reisen des Paul Erdös

Author: Bruce Schechter

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034863624

Category: Science

Page: 290

View: 9137

Both Flesh and Not


Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316214698

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 300

View: 9548

Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected nonfiction writings by "one of America's most daring and talented writers." (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form for the first time. Never has Wallace's seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing. Here, Wallace turns his critical eye with equal enthusiasm toward Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges; Terminator 2 and The Best of the Prose Poem; the nature of being a fiction writer and the quandary of defining the essay; the best underappreciated novels and the English language's most irksome misused words; and much more. Both Flesh and Not restores Wallace's essays as originally written, and it includes a selection from his personal vocabulary list, an assembly of unusual words and definitions.

Count Down

Six Kids Vie for Glory at the World's Toughest Math Competition

Author: Steve Olson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618562121

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 8381

Follows six American high school students on the quest for glory in the Olympics of math competitions--The International Mathematical Olympiad.

Science in the Contemporary World

An Encyclopedia

Author: Eric Gottfrid Swedin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095241

Category: Reference

Page: 382

View: 9840

This work is a unique introductory A–Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. * Over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from plate tectonics to the first Moon landings * More than 40 stunning photographs providing a unique pictorial chronicle of the achievements of modern science

Revue de mathématique élémentaires

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 1626

Elemente der Mathematik (EL) publishes survey articles about important developments in the field of mathematics; stimulating shorter communications that tackle more specialized questions; and papers that report on the latest advances in mathematics and applications in other disciplines. The journal does not focus on basic research. Rather, its articles seek to convey to a wide circle of readers - teachers, students, engineers, professionals in industry and administration - the relevance, intellectual challenge and vitality of mathematics today. The Problems Section, covering a diverse range of exercises of varying degrees of difficulty, encourages an active grappling with mathematical problems.

The History of Mathematics

Brief Version

Author: Victor J. Katz

Publisher: Addison-Wesley


Category: Mathematics

Page: 560

View: 8526

One of the leading historians in the mathematics field, Victor Katz provides a world view of mathematics, balancing ancient, early modern, and modern history. Egypt and Mesopotamia, Greek Mathematics to the Time of Euclid, Greek Mathematics from Archimedes to Ptolemy, Diophantus to Hypatia, Ancient and Medieval China, Ancient and Medieval India, The Mathematics of Islam, Mathematics in Medieval Europe, Mathematics in the Renaissance, Precalculus in the Seventeenth Century, Calculus in the Seventeenth Century, Analysis in the Eighteenth Century, Probability and Statistics in the Eighteenth Century, Algebra and Number Theory in the Eighteenth Century, Geometry in the Eighteenth Century, Algebra and Number Theory in the Nineteenth Century, Analysis in the Nineteenth Century, Statistics in the Nineteenth Century, Geometry in the Nineteenth Century, Aspects of the Twentieth Century For all readers interested in the history of mathematics.

Fermats letzter Satz

die abenteuerliche Geschichte eines mathematischen Rätsels

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423330527

Category: Fermat's last theorem

Page: 364

View: 1699

DNA of Mathematics

Author: Dr. Mehran Basti

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460239563

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 4617

For Dr. Basti, the explanation is straightforward though not simple: "Just as cells have dna, so mathematics has DNA in its structure." After years of research, he decided that his work had to contain a strong philosophical justification in order to stand the test of time. Part memoir and part manifesto, DNA of Mathematics introduces Mehran Basti's readers to both the research he has dedicated his career to and his personal background and beliefs which significantly impact his scientific work.

The Law of Cross-border Securities Transactions

Author: H. van Houtte

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 9780421653801

Category: Law

Page: 318

View: 5254

A collection of essays on topical contract issues, covering subjects including: Paradine v Jayne; foreign currency judgements; agency problems in insurance law; increased expense and frustration; failure of consideration; restitutionary consequences of illegality; and proprietary estoppel

Science and Its Times: 1950-present

Author: Neil Schlager,Josh Lauer

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787639396

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 8143

"This series discusses how the major fields of science developed during specific time periods. Each volume focuses on a range of years and includes developments in exploration, life sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and technology. When the series is completed, the seven volumes will cover 2000 B.C. to the present."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Biographical encyclopedia of mathematicians

Author: Donald R. Franceschetti

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corp


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 585

View: 6062

Introduces the lives and works of 170 important mathematicians from around the world and throughout history.

Contemporary Authors

New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures Televis

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787646080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 3620

pIn response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, IContemporary Authors New Revision /I Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original IContemporary Authors /I entries. pFor your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

View: 9919

Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Insurance

Page: N.A

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The History of Mathematics

An Introduction

Author: David M. Burton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering


Category: Mathematics

Page: 788

View: 2780

The History of Mathematics: An Introduction, Sixth Edition, is written for the one- or two-semester math history course taken by juniors or seniors, and covers the history behind the topics typically covered in an undergraduate math curriculum or in elementary schools or high schools. Elegantly written in David Burton’s imitable prose, this classic text provides rich historical context to the mathematics that undergrad math and math education majors encounter every day. Burton illuminates the people, stories, and social context behind mathematics’ greatest historical advances while maintaining appropriate focus on the mathematical concepts themselves. Its wealth of information, mathematical and historical accuracy, and renowned presentation make The History of Mathematics: An Introduction, Sixth Edition a valuable resource that teachers and students will want as part of a permanent library.

Das letzte Theorem


Author: Arthur C. Clarke,Frederik Pohl

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641037654

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9191

Stiller Donner Die Supermächte der Erde, USA, Europa und China, sind dabei, ihre Einflusssphären zu arrondieren. Dazu haben sie eine besondere Eingreiftruppe gegründet und sie mit der Waffe „Stiller Donner“ ausgerüstet, die in der Lage ist, ganze Länder mittels eines elektromagnetischen Pulses elektronisch blind zu machen – Computer, Waffensysteme, Herzschrittmacher sind danach nichts als Schrott. Das Echo des Stillen Donners hallt durch die Galaxis und macht eine außerirdische Zivilisation auf die Menschheit aufmerksam, die den Frieden im Universum wahren will. Sie setzen eine Vernichtungsaktion gegen die jungen Wilden in Gang ...