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Euler's Gem : The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology

Euler's Gem : The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0691126777

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ISBN13: 978-0691126777
ISBN10: 0691126771
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 2008
International: No

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Euler's Gem : The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0691126777

David S. Richeson

ISBN13: 978-0691126777
ISBN10: 0691126771
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Euler's Gemis a thoroughly satisfying meditation on one of mathematics' loveliest formulas. The author begins with Euler's act of seeing what no one previously had, and returns repeatedly to the resulting formula with ever more careful emendations and ever-widening points of view. This highly nuanced narrative sweeps the reader into the cascade of interlocking ideas which undergird modern topology and lend it its power and beauty.