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  • Poincare's Prizeby George G. Szpiro

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    The amazing story of one of the greatest math problems of all time and the reclusive genius who solved it In the tradition of Fermat?s Enigma and Prime Obsession , George Szpiro brings to life the giants of mathematics who struggled to prove a theorem for a century and the mysterious man from St. Petersburg, Grigory Perelman, who fi nally accomplished... more...

  • Numbers Ruleby George G. Szpiro

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Since the very birth of democracy in ancient Greece, the simple act of voting has given rise to mathematical paradoxes that have puzzled some of the greatest philosophers, statesmen, and mathematicians. Numbers Rule traces the epic quest by these thinkers to create a more perfect democracy and adapt to the ever-changing demands that each new generation... more...

  • Pricing the Futureby George G. Szpiro

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 28.00

    Options have been traded for hundreds of years, but investment decisions were based on gut feelings until the Nobel Prize?winning discovery of the Black-Scholes options pricing model in 1973 ushered in the era of the ?quants.? Wall Street would never be the same. In Pricing the Future , financial economist George G. Szpiro tells the fascinating... more...

  • Die verflixte Mathematik der Demokratie (German Edition)by George G Szpiro; M Junker

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.99

    Der Band erläutert die mathematischen Hintergründe der demokratischen Wahlsysteme und führt dabei zugleich in ihre Geschichte ein. Die Mehrheitswahl und die Zuteilung von Sitzen im Parlament etwa werfen mathematische Fragen auf, deren Lösung überraschend schwierig ist. Wie viele Sitze bekommt zum Beispiel eine Partei, die 23,6 Prozent der Stimmen erhielt?... more...

  • Die Keplersche Vermutungby George G Szpiro; Manfred Stern

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.99

    Sir Walter Raleigh wollte wissen, wie Kanonenkugeln in einem Schiff am dichtesten gestapelt werden können. Der Astronom Johannes Kepler lieferte im Jahr 1611 die Antwort: genau so, wie Gemüsehändler ihre Orangen und Tomaten aufstapeln. Noch war dies lediglich eine Vermutung ? erst 1998 gelang dem amerikanischen Mathematiker Thomas Hales mit Hilfe von... more...

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