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The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered The Language Of Symmetry
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date September 13, 2005
Pages 353
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743258203
ISBN-10 0743258207
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.75 by 10 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.95
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Summary
Traces the four-thousand-year-old mathematical effort to discover and define the laws of symmetry in nature and the arts, citing the achievements of doomed geniuses Niels Henrick Abel and Evariste Galois to solve the quintic equation and give birth to group theory. By the author of The Golden Ratio. 50,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Traces the four-thousand-year-old mathematical effort to discover and define the laws of symmetry in nature and the arts, citing the achievements of doomed geniuses Niels Henrick Abel and Evariste Galois to solve the quintic equation and give birth to group theory. By the author of The Golden Ratio. 50,000 first printing.

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