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1. Unsolved Problems in Number Theory (Problem Books in Mathematics) (v. 1) by Richard K. Guy | |
Hardcover: 300
Pages
(1994-07)
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An excursion into the labyrinths carved by numbers
Outstanding source of intersting problems in number theory |
2. Old and New Unsolved Problems in Plane Geometry and Number Theory (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions) by Victor Klee, Stan Wagon | |
Paperback: 356
Pages
(1996-09-05)
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good, but out of date
Were to Find a Math Problem
Essential background information on old, unsolved problems Published in Journal of Recreational Mathematics, reprinted with permission. ... Read more |
3. Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics by John Derbyshire | |
Paperback: 448
Pages
(2004-05-25)
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Editorial Review Product Description Alternating passages of extraordinarily lucid mathematical expositionwith chapters of elegantly composed biography and history, PrimeObsession is a fascinating and fluent account of an epicmathematical mystery that continues to challenge and excite the world. Customer Reviews (90)
entertaining and informative
History of a mystery
Math's Greatest Mystery for Everyone
Becoming obsessed
Kindled an Obsession in Me |
4. Ball Lightning: An Unsolved Problem in Atmospheric Physics by Mark Stenhoff | |
Paperback: 360
Pages
(2010-11-02)
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excellent
Still a mysterious phenomenon |
5. Unsolved Problems in Geometry (Problem Books in Mathematics / Unsolved Problems in Intuitive Mathematics) by Hallard T. Croft, Kenneth J. Falconer, Richard K. Guy | |
Hardcover: 220
Pages
(1991-05-28)
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A wide expanse of problems in geometry |
6. Unsolved Problems in Mathematical Systems and Control Theory | |
Hardcover: 360
Pages
(2004-07-06)
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Editorial Review Product Description The book consists of ten parts representing various problem areas, and each chapter sets forth a different problem presented by a researcher in the particular area and in the same way: description of the problem, motivation and history, available results, and bibliography. It aims not only to encourage work on the included problems but also to suggest new ones and generate fresh research. The reader will be able to submit solutions for possible inclusion on an online version of the book to be updated quarterly on the Princeton University Press website, and thus also be able to access solutions, updated information, and partial solutions as they are developed. |
7. The World's 20 Greatest Unsolved Problems by John R. Vacca | |
Hardcover: 704
Pages
(2004-07-07)
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Editorial Review Product Description Unfold the mysteries that vex the greatest minds in science Gain extensive knowledge of the most challenging scientific problems and learn from more than 60 of the world’s foremost scientists—among them, 40 Nobel laureates! Expand your horizons with a wide range of advanced scientific theories and techniques on problems concerning: Permanently storing nuclear waste or eliminating it altogether Science has reached dazzling heights of discovery, transforming civilization in the process. And yet, some of the most fundamental questions remain unsolved! In The World’s 20 Greatest Unsolved Problems, John Vacca—together with more than 60 of the world’s most highly respected scientists—explains these problems in detail and describes the intellectual and technological hurdles to be overcome in order to solve them. This book is indispensable for science buffs, teachers, students, and scientists who want to keep pace with the latest developments. The World’s 20 Greatest Unsolved Problems delves deep into mysteries such as the creation of the universe, dark matter, the quantum theory of gravity, protein folding, free will, consciousness, earthquake prediction, Fullerenes, the quantum mechanical vacuum, storing or eliminating nuclear waste, and more. No other resource explains science’s most compelling dilemmas with such clarity and authority, and nowhere else can you share the expertise of so many brilliant minds! You’ll find Complex topics made intelligible, as only experts in their fields can Customer Reviews (31)
An embarrassment to NASA
The World's 20 Greatest Unsolved Problems
Wide Range of Topics/Wide range of explanations
Error prone, biased and uninteresting
Fascinating despite some repetition and some fuzziness |
8. The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles Of Our Time by Keith J. Devlin | |
Paperback: 256
Pages
(2003-10-16)
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Editorial Review Product Description In 2000, the Clay Foundation announced a historic competition: whoever could solve any of seven extraordinarily difficult mathematical problems, and have the solution acknowledged as correct by the experts, would receive $1 million in prize money. There was some precedent for doing this: In 1900 the mathematician David Hilbert proposed twenty-three problems that set much of the agenda for mathematics in the twentieth century. The Millennium Problems--chosen by a committee of the leading mathematicians in the world--are likely to acquire similar stature, and their solution (or lack of it) is likely to play a strong role in determining the course of mathematics in the twenty-first century. Keith Devlin, renowned expositor of mathematics and one of the authors of the Clay Institute's official description of the problems, here provides the definitive account for the mathematically interested reader. Customer Reviews (26)
Great
As others have noted...
Good introduction to the current frontier given inevitable constraints
God is clever, so we threw some money at these problems...
An excellent though difficult-to-digest read. |
9. The Five Biggest Unsolved Problems in Science by Arthur W. Wiggins, Charles M. Wynn | |
Paperback: 240
Pages
(2003-09-12)
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Editorial Review Product Description In this illuminating book, professors Arthur Wiggins and Charles Wynn explore what they believe are the five biggest science problems:
Wiggins and Wynn carefully explain each of these problems, then discuss the theories that address them. Some of the many topics covered include string theory, the human genome, chaos theory, and protein folding. Featuring humorous illustrations from renowned science cartoonist Sidney Harris, this book invites you to explore the events that led to these problems and the cutting-edge efforts being made to solve them.The authors also provide Idea Folders, which contain additional details about the unsolved problems, and Resources for Digging Deeper, such as books, periodicals, and Web sites. Customer Reviews (4)
5 Unsolved Problems - Or is it 100's
Fine introduction for the general reader
A Fun Way to Discover the Intriguing
A survey course in Science |
10. Unsolved Problems in Astrophysics | |
Paperback: 382
Pages
(1997-01-17)
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Editorial Review Product Description A stellar group of astronomers and astrophysicists describes the directions and styles of work that they think are most likely to lead to progress. Bibliographical notes at the end of each presentation provide guidance for the reader who wishes to go more deeply into a given subject. Unsolved Problems in Astrophysics is a uniquely stimulating introduction to some of the most important topics in modern astrophysics. Customer Reviews (2)
Good book on a wealth of topics
the information contained therein is accurate and readable! |
11. The Riemann Hypothesis: The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics by Karl Sabbagh | |
Paperback: 342
Pages
(2004-05-26)
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Others deserve learning about complexity too
Eh
Where's the Beef?
The Riemann Hypothesis for non-mathematicians
YOU can understand the Riemann Hypothesis....after this commercial break. |
12. Unsolved Problems in Stellar Evolution (Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series) | |
Hardcover: 318
Pages
(2000-04-13)
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13. Unsolved Problems in Number Theory (Problem Books in Mathematics / Unsolved Problems in Intuitive Mathematics) by Richard Guy | |
Hardcover: 438
Pages
(2004-07-13)
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14. Unsolved Problems Of Science by A.W. Haslett | |
Paperback: 328
Pages
(2007-03-15)
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15. Famous Problems of Mathematics, Solved and Unsolved Problems From Antiquity to Modern Times by Heinrich ; Hofstadter, Beatrice Kevitt [ed.] ; Komm, Horace [ed.] Tietze | |
Hardcover: 367
Pages
(1966)
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16. Teyku : The Unsolved Problem in the Babylonian Talmus by Louis Jacobs | |
Hardcover:
Pages
(1981)
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17. Tomorrow's Math: Unsolved Problems for the Amateur by Charles Stanley Ogilvy | |
Hardcover: 206
Pages
(1972-02)
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18. Unsolved Problems in the Bibliography of J -J Rousseau (The Sandars Lectures in Bibliography) by R. A. Leigh | |
Hardcover: 166
Pages
(1990-09-28)
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19. Unsolved Problems of the Milky Way | |
Paperback: 768
Pages
(1996-06-30)
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20. Colour : Unsolved Problem of the West by Dr. Ben J. Marais | |
Hardcover:
Pages
(1900)
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