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The Essential John Nash

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When John Nash won the Nobel prize in economics in 1994, many people were surprised to learn that he was alive and well. Since then, Sylvia Nasar's celebrated biography "A Beautiful Mind," the basis of a new major motion picture, has revealed the man. "The Essential John Nash" reveals his work--in his own words. This book presents, for the first time, the full range of Nas
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 9th 2001 by Princeton University Press (first published November 19th 2001)
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John Forbes Nash was a childhood idol of mine, so I read this book when I was in the 9th grade. Despite it's obvious faults and certain plot twists, it paints a stark picture of the mental illness that inflicts one of the most brilliant geniuses in the last century or so.
Jun 02, 2010 Andrew rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I misunderstood the purpose of this book. I thought that this book would be a nice primer for the lay person on the life and work of John Nash. However, while the book does devote some space to discussing biographical notes, the majority of the book is devoted to discussing Nash's theories. I anticipated this, but I thought that it would be presented in a way that a lay person could undertand it. This is not the case. The book is really written for those either majoring or mastering in mathemati ...more
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John Forbes Nash, Ph.D. was an American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations have provided insight into the forces that govern chance and events inside complex systems in daily life. His theories are still used today in market economics, computing, artifici
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