Open Problems in Mathematics

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Springer | Discrete Mathematics | August 6, 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319321609 | 525 pages | pdf | 8.01 mb

Editors: Nash, Jr., John Forbes, Rassias, Michael Th. (Eds.)

Self-contained presentation of methods, theory, and results related to some of the most important open problems in mathematics

Useful for advanced graduate courses and seminars as well as for researchers (pure and applied) working toward the proof of longstanding open problems in mathematical sciences

First book to treat a wide range of fields of open problems in mathematics and the status of problems` solutions to date

The goal in putting together this unique compilation was to present the current status of the solutions to some of the most essential open problems in pure and applied mathematics. Emphasis is also given to problems in interdisciplinary research for which mathematics plays a key role. This volume comprises highly selected contributions by some of the most eminent mathematicians in the international mathematical community on longstanding problems in very active domains of mathematical research. A joint preface by the two volume editors is followed by a personal farewell to John F. Nash, Jr. written by Michael Th. Rassias. An introduction by Mikhail Gromov highlights some of Nash’s legendary mathematical achievements.

The treatment in this book includes open problems in the following fields: algebraic geometry, number theory, analysis, discrete mathematics, PDEs, differential geometry, topology, K-theory, game theory, fluid mechanics, dynamical systems and ergodic theory, cryptography, theoretical computer science, and more. Extensive discussions surrounding the progress made for each problem are designed to reach a wide community of readers, from graduate students and established research mathematicians to physicists, computer scientists, economists, and research scientists who are looking to develop essential and modern new methods and theories to solve a variety of open problems.

Number of Illustrations and Tables

71 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour


Number Theory

Algebraic Geometry

Differential Geometry

Partial Differential Equations

Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences

Operations Research, Mathematical Programming

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