Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis

The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime Numbers
Product Number: EB00170258
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307427946
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

For 150 years the Riemann hypothesis has been the holy grail of mathematics. Now, at a moment when mathematicians are finally moving in on a proof, Dartmouth professor Dan Rockmore tells the riveting history of the hunt for a solution.In 1859 German professor Bernhard Riemann postulated a law capable of describing with an amazing degree of accuracy the occurrence of the prime numbers. Rockmore takes us all the way from Euclid to the mysteries of quantum chaos to show how the Riemann hypothesis lies at the very heart of some of the most cutting-edge research going on today in physics and mathematics. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Dan Rockmore
Genre: Science, History
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007

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