Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture A Novel of Mathematical Obsession

ISBN-10: 1582341281

ISBN-13: 9781582341286

Edition: 2000

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In the tradition of Fermat's Last Theorem and Einstein's Dreams, a novel about mathematical obsession. Petros Papachristos devotes the early part of his life trying to prove one of the greatest mathematical challenges of all time: Goldbach's Conjecture, the deceptively simple claim that every even number greater than two is the sum of two primes. Against a tableau of famous historical figures-among them G.H. Hardy, the self-taught Indian genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, and a young Kurt Godel-Petros works furiously to prove the notoriously difficult conjecture. Decades later, his ambitious young nephew drives the defeated mathematician back into the hunt to prove Goldbach's Conjecture. . . but at the cost of the old man's sanity, and perhaps even his life.
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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 2/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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