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The Four-Color Theorem: History, Topological Foundations, and Idea of Proof

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This book discusses a famous problem that helped to define the field now known as topology: What is the minimum number of colors required to print a map so that no two adjoining countries have the same color? This problem remained unsolved until the 1950s, when it was finally cracked using a computer. This book discusses the history and mathematics of the problem, as well ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Springer (first published August 13th 1998)
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Seymour
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice exposition on a fascinating theorem that may color our lives in far more many ways than we know or can imagine.
Dina
Feb 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very helpful when I was writing a paper on the four color theorem. Also, a nice easy to follow read.
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