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Love and Math : The Heart of Hidden Reality

Author: Edward Frenkel
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2013.
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Growing up in Russia, mathematician Edward Frenkel was denied entrance to university to study mathematics because he was Jewish. Yet with the help of his mentors he circumvented the system to become one of the twenty-first century's leading mathematicians. Frenkel now works on one of the biggest ideas to come out of mathematics in the last 50 years: the Langlands Program, considered by many to be a Grand Unified  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Frenkel
ISBN: 9780465069958 0465069959
OCLC Number: 861537765
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (300 p.)
Contents: Preface; A Guide for the Reader; 1 A Mysterious Beast; 2 The Essence of Symmetry; 3 The Fifth Problem; 4 Kerosinka; 5 Threads of the Solution; 6 Apprentice Mathematician; 7 The Grand Unified Theory; 8 Magic Numbers; 9 Rosetta Stone; 10 Being in the Loop; 11 Conquering the Summit; 12 Tree of Knowledge; 13 Harvard Calling; 14 Tying the Sheaves of Wisdom; 15 A Delicate Dance; 16 Quantum Duality; 17 Uncovering Hidden Connections; 18 Searching for the Formula of Love; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Glossary of Terms; Index

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Growing up in Russia, mathematician Edward Frenkel was denied entrance to university to study mathematics because he was Jewish. Yet with the help of his mentors he circumvented the system to become one of the twenty-first century's leading mathematicians. Frenkel now works on one of the biggest ideas to come out of mathematics in the last 50 years: the Langlands Program, considered by many to be a Grand Unified Theory of Mathematics. Love and Math tells the two intertwined stories of amazing mathematics and the adventure of one young man in learning it. At its core it is a story a

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