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The Princeton companion to mathematics

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Published
**2008** by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .

Written in English

- Princeton University,
- Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher)

**Edition Notes**

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statement | Timothy Gowers, editor ; June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader, associate editors. |

Contributions | Gowers, Timothy., Barrow-Green, June, 1953-, Leader, Imre. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA11.2 .P745 2008 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | p. cm. |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL19327100M |

ISBN 10 | 9780691118802 |

LC Control Number | 2008020450 |

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