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

## 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

### Contents

- Foreword
- 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
- Index