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