The Great Mathematical Problems

By Ian Stewart

$8.00

Celebrated mathematician Stewart explains why mathematical problems exist, what drives mathematicians to solve them, and why their efforts matter in the context of science as a whole.

Great problems —
Prime territory : Goldbach Conjecture —
The puzzle of pi : squaring the circle —
Mapmaking mysteries : Four Colour theorem —
Sphereful symmetry : Kepler Conjecture —
New solutions for old : Mordell Conjecture —
Inadequate margins : Fermat’s Last Theorem —
Orbital chaos : Three-body problem —
Patterns in prime : Riemann Hypothesis —
What shape is a sphere? : PoincarĂ© Conjecture —
They can’t all be easy : P/NP problem —
Fluid thinking : Navier-Stokes Equation —
Quantum conundrum : Mass Gap Hypothesis —
Diophantine dreams : Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture —
Complex cycles : Hodge Conjecture —
Where next? —
Twelve for the future.

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