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Book Description This is a oneofakind 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 musicand much, much more. Unparalleled in its depth of coverage, The Princeton Companion to Mathematics surveys the most active and exciting branches of pure mathematics, providing the context and broad perspective that are vital at a time of increasing specialization in the field. Packed with information and presented in an accessible style, this is an indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics as well as for researchers and scholars seeking to understand areas outside their specialties. * Features nearly 200 entries, organized thematically and written by an international team of distinguished contributors* Presents major ideas and branches of pure mathematics in a clear, accessible style* Defines and explains important mathematical concepts, methods, theorems, and open problems* Introduces the language of mathematics and the goals of mathematical research* Covers number theory, algebra, analysis, geometry, logic, probability, and more* Traces the history and development of modern mathematics* Profiles more than ninetyfive mathematicians who influenced those working today* Explores the influence of mathematics on other disciplines* Includes bibliographies, crossreferences, and a comprehensive index Contributors incude: Graham Allan, Noga Alon, George Andrews, Tom Archibald, Sir Michael Atiyah, David Aubin, Joan Bagaria, Keith Ball, June BarrowGreen, Alan Beardon, David D. BenZvi, Vitaly Bergelson, Nicholas Bingham, Bela Bollobas, Henk Bos, Bodil Branner, Martin R. Bridson, John P. Burgess, Kevin Buzzard, Peter J. Cameron, JeanLuc Chabert, Eugenia Cheng, Clifford C. Cocks, Alain Connes, Leo Corry, Wolfgang Coy, Tony Crilly, Serafina Cuomo, Mihalis Dafermos, Partha Dasgupta, Ingrid Daubechies, Joseph W. Dauben, John W. Dawson Jr., Francois de Gandt, Persi Diaconis, Jordan S. Ellenberg, Lawrence C. Evans, Florence Fasanelli, Anita Burdman Feferman, Solomon Feferman, Charles Fefferman, Della Fenster, Jose Ferreiros, David Fisher, Terry Gannon, A. Gardiner, Charles C. Gillispie, Oded Goldreich, Catherine Goldstein, Fernando Q. Gouvea, Timothy Gowers, Andrew Granville, Ivor GrattanGuinness, Jeremy Gray, Ben Green, Ian Grojnowski, Niccolo Guicciardini, Michael Harris, Ulf Hashagen, Nigel Higson, Andrew Hodges, F. E. A. Johnson, Mark Joshi, Kiran S. Kedlaya, Frank Kelly, Sergiu Klainerman, Jon Kleinberg, Israel Kleiner, Jacek Klinowski, Eberhard Knobloch, Janos Kollar, T. W. Korner, Michael Krivelevich, Peter D. Lax, Imre Leader, JeanFrancois Le Gall, W. B. R. Lickorish, Martin W. Liebeck, Jesper Lutzen, Des MacHale, Alan L. Mackay, Shahn Majid, Lech Maligranda, David Marker, Jean Mawhin, Barry Mazur, Dusa McDuff, Colin McLarty, Bojan Mohar, Peter M. Neumann, Catherine Nolan, James Norris, Brian Osserman, Richard S. Palais, Marco Panza, Karen Hunger Parshall, Gabriel P. Paternain, Jeanne Peiffer, Carl Pomerance, Helmut Pulte, Bruce Reed, Michael C. Reed, Adrian Rice, Eleanor Robson, Igor Rodnianski, John Roe, Mark Ronan, Edward Sandifer, Tilman Sauer, Norbert Schappacher, Andrzej Schinzel, Erhard Scholz, Reinhard SiegmundSchultze, Gordon Slade, David J. Spiegelhalter, Jacqueline Stedall, Arild Stubhaug, Madhu Sudan, Terence Tao, Jamie Tappenden, C. H. Taubes, Rudiger Thiele, Burt Totaro, Lloyd N. Trefethen, Dirk van Dalen, Richard Weber, Dominic Welsh, Avi Wigderson, Herbert Wilf, David Wilkins, B. Yandell, Eric Zaslow, Doron ZeilbergerBuy Princeton Companion to Mathematics book by Timothy Gowers from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books. Book Details ISBN: 9780691118802ISBN10: 0691118809
(254mm x 203mm x 64mm) Pages: 1056 Imprint: Princeton University Press Publisher: Princeton University Press Publish Date: 8Sep2008 Country of Publication: United States 

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Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (August 2002)
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This book aims to explain, in clear nontechnical language,what it is that mathematicians do, and how that differs from and builds on the mathematics that most people are familiar with from school. It is the ideal introduction for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of mathematics. Reviews» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it  write a review about Princeton Companion to Mathematics book by Timothy Gowers and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member  it's free to sign up!) Author Biography  Timothy GowersTimothy Gowers is the Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. He received the Fields Medal in 1998, and is the author of "Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction". June BarrowGreen is lecturer in the history of mathematics at the Open University. Imre Leader is professor of pure mathematics at the University of Cambridge. 