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Four Colours Suffice: How the Map Problem was Solved

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By: Robin Wilson

Penguin Books

Paperback | Aug 2005 | #142931 | ISBN: 014100908X
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Hardback | Nov 2002 | #133419 | ISBN: 0713996706
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About this book

For over a century, the four colour problem was one of the most famous conundrums in mathematics. The problem is simply stated. can every map be coloured with at most, four colours, so that neighbouring countries are coloured differently? Robin wilson clarifies the problem, explains the proof and introduces the mathematicians behind the mathematics.

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Robin Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the Open University and Fellow of Keble College, Oxford.

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