Proofs from THE BOOK
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This revised and enlarged sixth edition of Proofs from THE BOK features an entirely new chapter on Van der Waerden's permanent conjecture, as well as additional, highly original and delightful proofs in other chapters.
From the citation on the occasion of the 2018 Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition
. It is almost impossible to write a mathematics book that can be read and enjoyed by people of all levels and backgrounds, yet Aigner and Ziegler accomplish this feat of exposition with virtuoso style. .] This book does an invaluable service to mathematics, by illustrating for non-mathematicians what it is that mathematicians mean when they speak about beauty.
From the Reviews
. Inside PFTB (Proofs from The Book) is indeed a glimpse of mathematical heaven, where clever insights and beautiful ideas combine in astonishing and glorious ways. There is vast wealth within its pages, one gem after another. . Aigner and Ziegler. write: . all we offer is the examples that we have selected, hoping that our readers will share our enthusiasm about brilliant ideas, clever insights and wonderful observations. I do. .
Notices of the AMS, August 1999
. This book is a pleasure to hold and to look at: ample margins, nice photos, Read More chevron_right
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