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The Resource When least is best : how mathematicians discovered many clever ways to make things as small (or as large) as possible, Paul J. Nahin

When least is best : how mathematicians discovered many clever ways to make things as small (or as large) as possible, Paul J. Nahin

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When least is best : how mathematicians discovered many clever ways to make things as small (or as large) as possible
Title
When least is best
Title remainder
how mathematicians discovered many clever ways to make things as small (or as large) as possible
Statement of responsibility
Paul J. Nahin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Looks at mathematical research and discoveries in the subject of extrema--where values are as small or as large as possible--over the course of the last two centuries. Written for readers with an understanding of first year undergraduate calculus and physics
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
Booklist, December 2003
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Nahin, Paul J
Dewey number
511/.66
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Follett Library Resources
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maxima and minima
  • Mathematics
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When least is best : how mathematicians discovered many clever ways to make things as small (or as large) as possible, Paul J. Nahin
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
fol08995185
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 370 p.
Isbn
9780691070780
Lccn
2003055537
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(ICrlF)21953P
Label
When least is best : how mathematicians discovered many clever ways to make things as small (or as large) as possible, Paul J. Nahin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
fol08995185
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 370 p.
Isbn
9780691070780
Lccn
2003055537
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(ICrlF)21953P
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