The Princeton companion to mathematics / Timothy Gowers ; associate editors June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader

Auteur secondaire : Barrow-Green, June, 1953-, Editeur scientifique • Leader, Imre, 1963-, Editeur scientifique • Gowers, William Timothy, 1963-, Editeur scientifiqueType de document : MonographieLangue : anglais.Pays: Etats Unis.Éditeur : Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2008Description : 1 vol. (XX-1034 p.) : fig., portr., jaquette ill. en coul. ; 27 cmISBN: 9780691118802.Bibliographie : Références et notes bibliogr. Chronologie. Index.Sujet MSC : 00A20, General and miscellaneous specific topics, Dictionaries and other general reference works
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Publisher's description: This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music – and much, much more.

Références et notes bibliogr. Chronologie. Index

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