Author | : Rudolf Fritsch |

File Size | : 40,5 Mb |

Publisher | : Springer Science & Business Media |

Language | : English |

Release Date | : 06 December 2012 |

ISBN | : 9781461217206 |

Pages | : 269 pages |

## The Four Color Theorem by Rudolf Fritsch Book PDF Summary

This book discusses a famous problem that helped to define the field now known as topology: What is the minimum number of colors required to print a map so that no two adjoining countries have the same color? This problem remained unsolved until the 1950s, when it was finally cracked using a computer. This book discusses the history and mathematics of the problem, as well as the philosophical debate which ensued, regarding the validity of computer generated proofs.