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The Resource Ramsey theory : yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Alexander Soifer, editor

Ramsey theory : yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Alexander Soifer, editor

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Ramsey theory : yesterday, today, and tomorrow
Title
Ramsey theory
Title remainder
yesterday, today, and tomorrow
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Soifer, editor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ramsey theory is a relatively "new," approximately 100 year-old direction of fascinating mathematical thought that touches on many classic fields of mathematics such as combinatorics, number theory, geometry, ergodic theory, topology, combinatorial geometry, set theory, and measure theory. Ramsey theory possesses its own unifying ideas, and some of its results are among the most beautiful theorems of mathematics. The underlying theme of Ramsey theory can be formulated as: any finite coloring of a large enough system contains a monochromatic subsystem of higher degree of organization than the system itself, or as T.S. Motzkin famously put it, absolute disorder is impossible. Ramsey Theory: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow explores the theory's history, recent developments, and some promising future directions through invited surveys written by prominent researchers in the field. The first three surveys provide historical background on the subject; the last three address Euclidean Ramsey theory and related coloring problems. In addition, open problems posed throughout the volume and in the concluding open problem chapter will appeal to graduate students and mathematicians alike. Contributors: J. Burkert, A. Dudek, R.L. Graham, A. Gyárfás, P.D. Johnson, Jr., S.P. Radziszowski, V. Rödl, J.H. Spencer, A. Soifer, E. Tressler
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
511/.5
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA166
LC item number
.R36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Soifer, Alexander
Series statement
Progress in mathematics
Series volume
v. 285
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  • Ramsey theory
  • Ramsey theory
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Ramsey theory : yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Alexander Soifer, editor
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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682907435
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 189 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817680923
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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978-0-8176-8091-6
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remote
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(OCoLC)682907435
Label
Ramsey theory : yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Alexander Soifer, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
682907435
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 189 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817680923
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-0-8176-8091-6
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)682907435

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