Description - The Man Who Knew Infinity by Robert Kanigel
The tale of a relationship between a young Indian mathematics genius, Ramanujan, and his tutor at Cambridge University, G.H. Hardy, in the years before World War I. Through their eyes the reader is taken on a journey through numbers theory. Ramanujan would regularly telescope 12 steps of logic into two - the effect is said to be like Dr Watson in the train of some argument by Sherlock Holmes. The language of symbols and infinitely large (and small) regions of mathematics should be rendered with clarity for the general reader.
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(196mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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Author Biography - Robert Kanigel
Prize-winning biographer Robert Kanigel was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for this book.