A singular mathematical promenade / Étienne Ghys

Auteur: Ghys, Etienne (1954-) - AuteurType de document: MonographieLangue: anglaisÉditeur: Lyon : ENS Éditions, 2017 ISBN: 9782847889406 Note: A stroll in the mathematical world. This is neither an elementary introduction to the theory of singularities, nor a specialized treatise containing many new theorems. The purpose of this little book is to invite the reader on a mathematical promenade. We pay a visit to Hipparchus, Newton and Gauss, but also to many contemporary mathematicians. We play with a bit of algebra, topology, geometry, complex analysis, combinatorics, and computer science. Hopefully some motivated undergraduates and some more advanced mathematicians will enjoy some of these panoramas Sujets MSC: 00A05 General -- General and miscellaneous specific topics -- General mathematics
00A09 General -- General and miscellaneous specific topics -- Popularization of mathematics
14-03 Algebraic geometry -- Historical
32-03 Several complex variables and analytic spaces -- Historical
57-03 Manifolds and cell complexes -- Historical
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A stroll in the mathematical world. This is neither an elementary introduction to the theory of singularities, nor a specialized treatise containing many new theorems. The purpose of this little book is to invite the reader on a mathematical promenade. We pay a visit to Hipparchus, Newton and Gauss, but also to many contemporary mathematicians. We play with a bit of algebra, topology, geometry, complex analysis, combinatorics, and computer science. Hopefully some motivated undergraduates and some more advanced mathematicians will enjoy some of these panoramas

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