Book:Ian Stewart/The Problems of Mathematics/Second Edition

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Ian Stewart: The Problems of Mathematics (2nd Edition)

Published $1992$, Opus (Oxford University Press)

ISBN 0-19-286148-4.

Subject Matter

  • History of Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Mathematics


Foreword to the second edition
List of Figures
Interview with a mathematician
Interview to the second edition
1 The nature of mathematics
2 The price of primality
3 Marginal interest
4 The neglected book of Euclid
5 Parallel thinking
6 Sphereful symmetry
7 The miraculous jar
8 Ghosts of departed quantities
9 The duellist and the monster
10 Much ado about knotting
11 The purple wallflower
12 Squarerooting the unsquarerootable
13 Squaring the unsquarable
14 Strumpet Fortune
15 The mathematics of nature
16 Oh! Catastrophe!
17 The patterns of chaos
18 The two-and-a-halfth dimension
19 The lonely wave
20 More ado about knotting
21 Dixit Algorizmi
22 The limits of computability
23 The ultimate in technology transfer
Further Reading