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My Brain Is Open The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos

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ISBN-10: 0684859807

ISBN-13: 9780684859804

Edition: 2000

Authors: Bruce Schechter

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Paul Erdos, one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century, and certainly the most eccentric, was internationally recognized as a prodigy by age seventeen. Hungarian-born Erdos believed that the meaning of life was to prove and conjecture. His work in the United States and all over the world has earned him the titles of the century's leading number theorist and the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Erdos's important work has proved pivotal to the development of computer science, and his unique personality makes him an unforgettable character in the world of mathematics. Incapable of the smallest of household tasks and having no permanent home or job, he was sustained…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 2/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The Happy End Problem
Erd�s and the Fate of Western Civilization
Paradise Lost
The Joy of Sets
The Primes of Dr. Paul Erd�s
Sam and Joe and Uncle Paul
Six Degrees of Collaboration
Note on Sources