Dr. Riemann's Zeros

Dr. Riemann's Zeros

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In 1859 Bernhard Riemann, a shy German mathematician, gave an answer to a problem that had long puzzled mathematicians. Although he couldn't provide a proof, Riemann declared that his solution was 'very probably' true. For the next one hundred and fifty years, the world's mathematicians have longed to confirm the Riemann hypothesis. So great is the interest in its solution that in 2001, an American foundation offered a million-dollar prize to the first person to demonstrate that the hypothesis is correct. In this book, Karl Sabbagh makes accessible even the airiest peaks of maths and paints vivid portraits of the people racing to solve the problem. Dr. Riemann's Zeros is a gripping exploration of the mystery at the heart of our counting system.But leta#39;s try another one: 2 plus 2 equals 5 for sufficiently large values of 2. This is subtler. At least with the a#39;frayed knota#39; punchline you can make a guess at why ita#39;s funny to topologists. Here, we need to be steeped in maths terminology to theanbsp;...

Title:Dr. Riemann's Zeros
Author:Karl Sabbagh
Publisher:Atlantic Books (UK) - 2003


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