New Math Book Rescues Landmark Topology Proof

New Math Book Rescues Landmark Topology Proof
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One of the most important pieces of mathematical knowledge was on the verge of being lost, maybe forever. Now, a new book hopes to save it.

The Disc Embedding Theorem rewrites a proof completed in 1981 by Michael Freedman — about an infinite network of discs — after years of solitary toil on the California coast.

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