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The equation that couldn't be solved : how mathematical genius discovered the language of symmetry
The equation that couldn't be solved : how mathematical genius discovered the language of symmetry
Livio, Mario, 1945-2005
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Imprint:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Collation:
x, 353 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. Symmetry -- 2. eyE s'dniM eht ni yrtemmyS -- 3. Never forget this in the midst of your equations -- 4. The poverty-stricken mathematician -- 5. The romantic mathematician -- 6. Groups -- 7. Symmetry rules -- 8. Who's the most symmetrical of them all? -- 9. Requiem for a romantic genius -- App. 1. Card puzzle -- App. 2. Solving a system of two linear equations -- App. 3. Diophantus's solution -- App. 4. A diophantine equation -- App. 5. Tartaglia's verses and formula -- App. 6. Adriaan van Roomen's challenge -- App. 7. Properties of the roots of quadratic equations -- App. 8. The Galois family tree -- App. 9. The 14-15 puzzle -- App. 10. Solution to the matches problem.
ISBN:
0743258207
Dewey class:
512.209512.209
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryScience and Technology512.209 LIVUnavailable due to Sandringham Library Building Project until the end of 2020. (Set: 15 Jul 2019)
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