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Title:
Kepler's conjecture : how some of the greatest minds in history helped solve one of the oldest math problems in the world
Author:
Szpiro, George, 1950-
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Cannonballs and tomatoes -- The puzzle of the dozen spheres -- Fire hydrants and soccer players -- Thue's two attempts and Fejes-Tóth's achievement -- Twelve's company, thirteen's a crowd -- Nets and knots -- Twisted boxes -- No dancing at this congress -- The race for the upper bound -- Right angles for round spaces -- Wobbly balls and hybrid stars -- Simplex, Cplex, and symbolic mathematics -- But is it really a proof? -- Beehives again ... This is not an epilogue.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/wiley031/2002014422.html
ISBN:
9780471086017
Format :
Book

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