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Mathematics: The New Golden Age Hardcover – Dec 1999


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  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press; New edition edition (Dec. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231116381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231116381
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.9 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,893,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A beautiful, rich book". -- The Guardian (London)

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Keith Devlin is the author of nineteen books dealing with themes in mathematics and computing. Since 1983 he has written regular articles on mathematics and computing for the Guardian. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. F. Cayley on 22 Aug. 2010
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This is a fascinating introduction to some key developments in maths over the last 150 years or so, focusing largely on aspects of number theory and topology. Keith Devlin has the gift of making often complex concepts comprehensible to readers with little mathematical training beyond elementary arithmetic and elementary algebra, and explains terms as he goes along. Where sometimes the maths becomes particularly intricate, he manages to convey the gist of the argument in simple terms. Thoroughly recommended.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tom Dennis on 2 April 2008
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Read this book! It is a fabulous introduction to recent developments in pure maths. While Devlin does not shy away from mathematical detail he is always readable, and if you don't understand something you can always skip ahead. He covers many different areas, from fractals to prime numbers: there is sure to be something of interest to everyone! I couldn't recommend this book more highly!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Basil Hush on 20 Oct. 2010
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The content is great, agree with the other reviewers entirely. Unfortunately the kindle edition suffers from poor layout / typesetting. Some of the formula are just plain wrong, and sometimes you're referred off to 'text in a box' without a box in sight. So great but tarnished by lazy conversion to ebook.
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