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Five Golden Rules: Great Theories of 20th-Century Mathematics and Why They Matter

by Casti, John L.

  • ISBN: 9780471002611
  • ISBN10: 0471002615

Five Golden Rules: Great Theories of 20th-Century Mathematics and Why They Matter

by Casti, John L.

  • List Price: $26.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Publish date: 01/01/2002
  • ISBN: 9780471002611
  • ISBN10: 0471002615
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Description: In Five Golden Rules, John L. Casti serves as curator to a brilliant collection of 20th-century mathematical theories, leading us on a fascinating journey of discovery and insight. Probing the frontiers of modern mathematics, Casti examines the origins of some of the most important findings of this century. This is a tale of mystery and logic, elegance and reason; it is the story of five monumental mathematical breakthroughs and how they shape our lives. All those intrigued by the mathematical process, nonacademics and professionals alike, will find this an enlightening, eye-opening, and entertaining work. High school algebra or geometry - and enthusiasm - are the only prerequisites. From the theorem that provided the impetus for modern computers to the calculations that sent the first men to the Moon, these breakthroughs have transformed our lives. Casti illustrates each theorem with a dazzling array of real-world problems it has helped solve - how to calculate the shape of space, optimize investment returns, even chart the course of the development of organisms. Along the way, we meet the leading thinkers of the day: John von Neumann, L. E. J. Brouwer, Marston Morse, and Alan Turing, among others. And we come to understand the combination of circumstances that led each to such revolutionary discoveries as the Minimax Theorem, which spawned the exciting field of game theory, and the Simplex Method, which underpins the powerful tools of optimization theory.
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