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Prime Obsession : Berhhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
by John Derbyshire


Overview - In 1859, Bernhard Riemann, a little-known thirty-two year old mathematician, made a hypothesis while presenting a paper to the Berlin Academy titled "On the Number of Prime Numbers Less Than a Given Quantity." Today, after 150 years of careful research and exhaustive study, the Riemann Hyphothesis remains unsolved, with a one-million-dollar prize earmarked for the first person to conquer it.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In 1859, Bernhard Riemann, a little-known thirty-two year old mathematician, made a hypothesis while presenting a paper to the Berlin Academy titled "On the Number of Prime Numbers Less Than a Given Quantity." Today, after 150 years of careful research and exhaustive study, the Riemann Hyphothesis remains unsolved, with a one-million-dollar prize earmarked for the first person to conquer it.

Alternating passages of extraordinarily lucid mathematical exposition with chapters of elegantly composed biography and history, Prime Obsession is a fascinating and fluent account of an epic mathematical mystery that continues to challenge and excite the world.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780452285255
  • ISBN-10: 0452285259
  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • Publish Date: May 2004
  • Page Count: 448
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 5.38 x 0.95 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.82 pounds


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