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A singular mathematical promenade


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A stroll in the mathematical world. This is neither an elementary introduction to the theory of singularities, nor a specialized treatise containing many new theorems. The purpose of this little book is to invite the reader on a mathematical promenade. We pay a visit to Hipparchus, Newton and Gauss, but also to many contemporary mathematicians. We play with a bit of algebra, topology, geometry, complex analysis, combinatorics, and computer science. Hopefully some motivated undergraduates and some more advanced mathematicians will enjoy some of these panoramas.

Étienne Ghys

Étienne Ghys is a CNRS Senior Researcher at École normale supérieure de Lyon.