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How Hard can Problems Get?

E. Brian Davies

in Science in the Looking Glass: What Do Scientists Really Know?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199219186
eISBN:
9780191711695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219186.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes some of the outstanding mathematical discoveries which have taken place during the last half century, focusing on what they say about how far human mathematical powers extend. ... More


Modern graph theory

LOWELL BEINEKE and ROBIN WILSON

in Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656592
eISBN:
9780191748059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656592.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics, History of Mathematics

During the first half of the 20th century many classic theorems about graphs were discovered, but it was not until the second half of the century that graph theory emerged as an important field in ... More


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