Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 July 1996

592 Pages | 301 line illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195105193

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What Is Mathematics?

An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods

Second Edition

the late Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins
Revised by Ian Stewart

  • A new edition of Richard Courant's and Herbert Robbins's classic work, brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian Stewart.
  • Offers new insights into recent mathematical developments.
  • Describes proofs of the Four-Color Theorem and Fermat's Last Theorem, problems that were still open when Courant and Robbins wrote this masterpiece, but ones that have since been solved.