Regalo Navideño: The Millennium Problems por Keith Devlin

por davidgp el 15/12/2007

Nando me envía este regalo navideño, un libro cuya primera referencia leí en Microsiervos: The Millennium Problems. El libro se centra en los problemas matemáticos escogidos por el Clay Mathematics Institute, que este considera extremadamente difíciles de resolver, y por los que las soluciones encontradas y debidamente demostradas, se llevarán un premio bastante cuantioso.

Esta es la primera vez que alguien me envía un regalo a través de mi lista de los deseos de Amazon y viene envuelto en papel de regalo. Yo mismo tengo que decir que es una de las opciones que siempre ignoro cuando compro un regalo a alguien a través de su lista de los deseos. Pero desde luego, Amazon se curra la presentación.

Regalo The Millennium Problems

Regalo The Millennium Problems

Regalo The Millennium Problems

Regalo The Millennium Problems

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“The definitive account of a subject that will have a very long shelf life.” -Science News

In 2000, the Clay Foundation announced a historic competition: whoever could solve any of the seven extraordinarily difficult mathematical problems, and have the solution acknowledged as correct by experts, would win $1 million. There was some precedent for doing this: in 1900, the mathematician David Hilbert proposed a set of twenty-three problems that set much of the agende for mathematics in the twentieth century. The Millennium Problems-chosen by an international committee of leading mathematicians-are likely to acquire similar stature, and their solution (or lack of it) will play a strong role in determining the course of mathematics in the twenty-first century. Keith Devlin, renowned expositor of mathematics, here provides the definitive account of the Everests of contemporary mathematics.

“Devlin does a superb job… Both fascinating and accessible to any reader who can remember some high school math.” -The Christian Science monitor.

“Energetic and entertaining… The book’s ultimate success is in shining a bright light on the mysteries of the human mind and the truyle dizzing heights it can achieve.” -The Portland Mercury.

“The quality of mathematical exposition is high, a sense of excitement is strongly conveyed, and the summits are at least glimpsed while the difficulties approaching them remain rightly shrouded in mist.” -Nature

Keith Devlin is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. he is a regular contributor to NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon (where he is known as “the Math Guy”), and has writen numerous books. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

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dorfun 15/12/2007 a las 1:10 pm

…qué boa pinta!!! …xa contarás que tal… 🙂

David García Pérez 16/12/2007 a las 1:19 pm

a ver cando teño tempo de poñerme con el… teño una longa lista de cousas por ler… pero bueno, isto vai segundo o que me apeteza ler en cada momento.

nando 16/12/2007 a las 4:59 pm

si resuelves alguno de los problemas ya repartirás el premio !! 😉

David García Pérez 16/12/2007 a las 11:09 pm

Vale, comparto, pero yo de tí no confiaría mucho… vamos que no dejes de trabajar esperando a que te de la pasta por si resuelvo uno de los problemas

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