# ProofWiki:Mathematicians/Ian Stewart

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**Ian Nicholas Stewart** is an English mathematician who has made considerable contributions to the field of catastrophe theory.

He is more famous, however, as a popular writer and publicist of mathematics.

As one of the contributors to the *Science of Discworld* series, he was created an honorary Wizard of Unseen University.

Contrary to popular belief, he is not in fact Scottish.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 24 September 1945, Folkestone, England

## Theorems and Definitions

## Books and Papers

- 1972:
*Galois Theory*(2nd edition 1989, 3rd edition 2004) - 1975:
*Concepts of Modern Mathematics*(2nd edition 1981, 3rd edition 1995) - 1976:
*Taylor Expansions and Catastrophes*(with Tim Poston) - 1978:
*Catastrophe Theory and its Applications*(with Tim Poston) - 1979:
*Algebraic Number Theory*(2nd edition 1987) (with David Tall) - 1983:
*Complex Analysis (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Plane)*(with David Tall) ISBN 0-521-24513-3 - 1987:
*The Problems of Mathematics*(2nd Edition 1992) ISBN 0-19-286148-4 - 1989:
*Does God Play Dice?* - 1991:
*Game, Set and Math: Enigmas and Conundrums* - 1992:
*Fearful Symmetry*(with Martin Golubitsky) - 1992:
*Another Fine Math You've Got Me Into ...*(2nd Edition 2004) - 1994:
*The Collapse of Chaos*(with Jack Cohen) (the 2000 edition has a plug on the cover by Terry Pratchett, which, because of the cover design, makes it look as though the book itself is by Terry Pratchett.) - 1995:
*Nature's Numbers: Discovering Order and Pattern in the Universe* - 1997:
*Figments of Reality*(with Jack Cohen) - 1998:
*The Magical Maze*ISBN 0-471-35065-6 - 1999:
*The Science of Discworld*(with Jack Cohen and Terry Pratchett) - 1999:
*Life's Other Secret: The New Mathematics of the Living World* - 2000:
*Wheelers*(with Jack Cohen) (fiction) - 2001:
*Flatterland* - 2002:
*Algebraic Number Theory and Fermat's Last Theorem*(3rd Edition of*Algebraic Number Theory*of 1979) (with David Tall) ISBN 1-56881-119-5 - 2002:
*The Science of Discworld II: The Globe*(with Jack Cohen and Terry Pratchett) - 2002:
*Evolving the Alien: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life*(with Jack Cohen) ISBN 0-09-187927-2 - 2004:
*What Does a Martian Look Like? The Science of Extraterrestrial Life*(with Jack Cohen) (Second edition of*Evolving the Alien: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life*) - 2004:
*Galois Theory, 3rd Edition* - 2004:
*Heaven*(with Jack Cohen) ISBN 0-446-52983-4 (fiction) - 2004:
*Math Hysteria*ISBN 0-19-861336-9 - 2005:
*The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch*(with Jack Cohen and Terry Pratchett) - May 2006:
*Letters to a Young Mathematician*ISBN 0-465-08231-9 - 2007:
*Why Beauty Is Truth: A History of Symmetry*ISBN 0-46508-236-X - 2008:
*Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities* - 2008:
*Taming the Infinite* - 2009:
*Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures* - 2011:
*Mathematics of Life* - 2013:
*The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day*(with Jack Cohen and Terry Pratchett)