Fearless Symmetry, by Ash, Avner
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- ISBN: 9780691138718 | 0691138710
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 8/4/2008
Written in a friendly style for a general audience, Fearless Symmetry is the first popular math book to discuss symmetric patterns of numbers and the ingenious techniques mathematicians use to uncover them. The book starts with basic properties of integers and permutations and ends with current research in number theory. Along the way, it takes delightful historical and philosophical digressions on French mathematician Evariste Galois and well-known problems such as Fermat's Last Theorem, the Pythagorean Triples, and the ever-elusive Riemann Hypothesis. Required reading for all math buffs, Fearless Symmetry will appeal to anyone curious about popular mathematics and its myriad contributions to everyday life. Book jacket.