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The Music of the Primes : Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics
by Marcus Du Sautoy


Overview - Inthe tradition of Fermat's Enigma and Pi , Marcus du Sautoy tells the illuminating, authoritative, and engagingstory of Bernhard Reimann and the ongoing quest tocapture the holy grail of mathematics--the formula to predict prime numbers.Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat , calls TheMusic of the Primes "an amazing book.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Inthe tradition of Fermat's Enigma and Pi, Marcus du Sautoy tells the illuminating, authoritative, and engagingstory of Bernhard Reimann and the ongoing quest tocapture the holy grail of mathematics--the formula to predict prime numbers.Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, calls TheMusic of the Primes "an amazing book. . . . I could not put it down once Ihad started." Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman, writes, "this fascinating account, decoding the inscrutable language of themathematical priesthood, is written like the purest poetry. Marcus du Sautoy's enthusiasm shines through every line of this hymnto the joy of high intelligence, illuminating as it does so even the darkestcorners of his most arcane universe."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062064011
  • ISBN-10: 0062064010
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: August 2012
  • Page Count: 335
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds

Series: P.S.

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