Gowers, Timothy; Barrow-Green, June and Leader, Imre eds.
(2008).
*The Princeton Companion to Mathematics.*
Princeton: Princeton University Press.

## Abstract

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics surveys the most active and exciting branches of pure mathematics, providing the context and broad perspective that are vital at a time of increasing specialization in the field. It features nearly 200 entries, written especially for the book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music.

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