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Math Talks for Undergraduates - Serge Lang

Math Talks for Undergraduates

Hardcover Published: 24th June 1999
ISBN: 9780387987491
Number Of Pages: 121

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For many years Serge Lang has given talks to undergraduates on selected items in mathematics which could be extracted at a level understandable by students who have had calculus. Written in a conversational tone, Lang now presents a collection of those talks as a book. The talks could be given by faculty, but even better, they may be given by students in seminars run by the students themselves. Undergraduates, and even some high school students, will enjoy the talks which cover prime numbers, the abc conjecture, approximation theorems of analysis, Bruhat-Tits spaces, harmonic and symmetric polynomials, and more in a lively and informal style.

"This new book of its very prolific author is based on talks delivered by him at European and North American universities. It takes the form of simulated discussions: expositions are combined with students'questions and remarks. The material is chosen to be accessible with minimal prerequisites and of interest to a broad mathematically oriented audience. ... The text is written in a lively light style with an adequate degree of precision. Even for more advanced readers it provides pleasant reading, showing how to popularise mathematics." EMS Newsletter, Vol. 37, Sept. 2000

Prime Numbers
The abc Conjecture
Global Integration of Locally Integrable Vector Fields
Approximation Theorems of Analysis
Other Connections
Bruhat-Tits Spaces
Harmonic and Symmetric Polynomials
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ISBN: 9780387987491
ISBN-10: 0387987495
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 121
Published: 24th June 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.25

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