Prime Obsession Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics

ISBN-10: 0452285259

ISBN-13: 9780452285255

Edition: 2003

Authors: John Derbyshire

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In 1859, Bernhard Riemann, a little-known thirty-two year old mathematician, made a hypothesis while presenting a paper to the Berlin Academy titled On the Number of Prime Numbers Less Than a Given Quantity. Today, after 150 years of careful research and exhaustive study, the Riemann Hyphothesis remains unsolved, with a one-million-dollar prize earmarked for the first person to conquer it. Alternating passages of extraordinarily lucid mathematical exposition with chapters of elegantly composed biography and history, Prime Obsessionis a fascinating and fluent account of an epic mathematical mystery that continues to challenge and excite the world.
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The Prime Number Theorem
Card Trick
The Soil, the Crop
The Prime Number Theorem
On the Shoulders of Giants
Riemann's Zeta Function
The Great Fusion
The Golden Key, and an Improved Prime Number Theorem
Not Altogether Unworthy
Domain Stretching
A Proof and a Turning Point
The Riemann Hypothesis
Nine Zulu Queens Ruled China
Hilbert's Eighth Problem
The Argument Ant and the Value Ant
In the Grip of an Obsession
Big Oh and Mobius Mu
Climbing the Critical Line
A Little Algebra
Number Theory Meets Quantum Mechanics
Turning the Golden Key
The Riemann Operator and Other Approaches
The Error Term
Either It's True, or Else It Isn't
The Riemann Hypothesis in Song
Picture Credits
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