Explorers of all types are guided by mere curiosity, the thrill of adventure, and sometimes by more practical motives. This book contains the stories of five mathematical journeys into new realms, pieced together through the writings of the explorers who, regardless of motive, expanded what was known to the mathematical world and realized that still greater vistas remain to be explored. Among the topics discussed are Fermat's Last Theorem and the Taming of the Infinite.This book contains the stories of five mathematical journeys into new realms, pieced together through the writings of the explorers who, regardless of motive, expanded what was known to the mathematical world and realized that still greater ...

Title | : | Mathematical Expeditions |

Author | : | Reinhard Laubenbacher, David Pengelley |

Publisher | : | Springer Science & Business Media - 1999 |

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