The Riemann Hypothesis
The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
By (author) Karl Sabbagh
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Riemann Hypothesis by Karl Sabbagh
Book DescriptionSince 1859, when the shy German mathematician Bernhard Riemann wrote an eight-page article giving a possible answer to a problem that had tormented mathematical minds for centuries, the world's greatest mathematicians have been fascinated, infuriated, and obsessed with proving the Riemann hypothesis. They speak of it in awed terms and consider it to be an even more difficult problem than Fermat's last theorem, which was finally proven by Andrew Wiles in 1995.In "The Riemann Hypothesis," acclaimed author Karl Sabbagh interviews some of the world's finest mathematicians who have spent their lives working on the problem--and whose approaches to meeting the challenges thrown up by the hypothesis are as diverse as their personalities.Wryly humorous, lively, accessible and comprehensive, "The Riemann Hypothesis" is a compelling exploration of the people who do math and the ideas that motivate them to the brink of obsession--and a profound meditation on the ultimate meaning of mathematics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374529352
(216mm x 127mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Karl Sabbagh
Karl Sabbagh is the author of seven books, including "A Rum Affair" (FSG, 2000). He lives near Stratford-upon-Avon in England.
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