Monday, May 28, 2007

Book review of the day: the essential John Nash

A short intro followed by Nash's PhD thesis and a collection of his most important papers.

Buy it at Amazon

So the next time you're having trouble filling in the blank in "If you think you're so smart why don't you ...", you can hand them your copy.

Amazon's readers give the book 4 1/2 stars. Maybe you missed something as you were flipping pages looking for a lay explanation of his papers.

This quote is representative of those reviewers' comments:
Chapter 12, 'Continuity of Solutions of Parabolic and Elliptic Equations' is like 'dessert' for anyone who is intensely interested (as I am) in modular functions.
I'm sure readers of this blog have a passing fancy at best with elliptic equations.

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