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Euler's Gem

The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology

Euler's Gem( )
Author: Richeson, David S.
ISBN:978-1-283-12926-8
Publication Date:Jan 2012
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $34.95
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Leonhard Euler's polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects--from soccer balls and gemstones to Buckminster Fuller's buildings and giant all-carbon molecules. Yet Euler's formula is so simple it can be explained to a child. "Euler's Gem" tells the illuminating story of this indispensable mathematical idea.

From ancient Greek geometry to today's cutting-edge research, Euler's Gem celebrates the discovery of Euler's beloved polyhedron formula and its...
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