id: 05541845
dt: j
an: 2009c.00063
au: McBride, A.
ti: Mathematics: the greatest subject in the world.
so: Math. Gaz. 89, No. 516, 354-364 (2005).
py: 2005
pu: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; Mathematical Association (MA),
Leicester
la: EN
cc: A90 F60 G90 K30
ut: contemporary mathematics; Fermatâ€™s last theorem; sphere packing; magic
squares; cryptography; four-colours theorem
ci:
li:
ab: This article is based on the presidential address earlier in the year, with
the key words of enthusiasm and challenge. It starts with mentioning
key advances in mathematics over the last thirty years, including the
four-colours theorem, Fermatâ€™s last theorem and sphere-packing. It
goes on to discuss other problems which are accessible at school level,
including magic squares and cryptography.
rv: R. Kapadia (London)