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Four Colors Suffice

How the Map Problem Was Solved

Four Colors Suffice( )
Author: Wilson, Robin
Foreword by: Stewart, Ian
Series title:Princeton Science Library
ISBN:978-0-691-15822-8
Publication Date:Nov 2013
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $25.95
Book Description:

On October 23, 1852, Professor Augustus De Morgan wrote a letter to a colleague, unaware that he was launching one of the most famous mathematical conundrums in history--one that would confound thousands of puzzlers for more than a century. This is the amazing story of how the "map problem" was solved.

The problem posed in the letter came from a former student: What is the least possible number of colors needed to fill in any map (real or invented) so that neighboring...
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Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Mathematics / Topology
Mathematics / Recreations & Games
Mathematics / Logic
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.084 x 9.126 x 0.421 Inches
Book Weight:0.812 Pounds



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