The Millennium Problems

The Millennium Problems

The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time

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Baker & Taylor
An account of the Clay Foundation's 2000 competition to solve seven high-level math problems references the Hilbert Problems of 1900 and cites the Millennium Problems' significance in the fields of math and science.

Perseus Publishing
In 2000, the Clay Foundation announced a historic competition: whoever could solve any of seven extraordinarily difficult mathematical problems, and have the solution acknowledged as correct by the experts, would receive 1 million in prize money. There was some precedent for doing this: In 1900 the mathematician David Hilbert proposed twenty-three problems that set much of the agenda for mathematics in the twentieth century. The Millennium Problems--chosen by a committee of the leading mathematicians in the world--are likely to acquire similar stature, and their solution (or lack of it) is likely to play a strong role in determining the course of mathematics in the twenty-first century. Keith Devlin, renowned expositor of mathematics and one of the authors of the Clay Institute's official description of the problems, here provides the definitive account for the mathematically interested reader.

The definitive account of the Everests of mathematics--the seven unsolved problems that define the state of the art in contemporary math


Baker
& Taylor

An account of the Clay Foundation's 2000 competition to solve seven high-level math problems references the Hilbert Problems of 1900 and cites the Millennium Problems' significance in the fields of math and science. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780465017300
0465017304
9780465017294
0465017290
Branch Call Number: 510 Devlin 2002
Characteristics: x, 237 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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