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  • Rudolf Fritsch
  • Gerda Fritsch

Abstract

Only a few mathematicians will have heard of Francis Guthrie, an able lawyer and recognized amateur botanist in whose honor the South African flora Guthriea capensis and Erica Guthriei were named. However, every mathematician knows of the Four-Color Theorem as a very interesting and, many think, still unsolved mathematical problem with which a long line of the best minds in this discipline have grappled.

Keywords

London Mathematical Society Fairy Tale Color Theorem South African College Honorary Doctorate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Fritsch
    • 1
  • Gerda Fritsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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