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Description - Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis by Dan Rockmore

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375727726
ISBN-10: 0375727728
Format: Paperback / softback
(202mm x 135mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books USA
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publish Date: 9-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dan Rockmore

Dan Rockmore is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Darmouth College. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife, son, and golden retriever.

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