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The music of the primes : searching to solve the greatest mystery in mathematics

Author: Marcus Du Sautoy
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explains how the prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians, and recounts efforts to prove the Riemann Hypothesis, first suggested by Bernard Riemann in 1859, that would finally bring order and harmony to these numbers.
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Named Person: Bernhard Riemann; Bernhard Riemann
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Du Sautoy
ISBN: 0066210704 9780066210704
OCLC Number: 52170315
Description: 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Who wants to be a millionaire? --
The atoms of arithmetic --
Riemann's imaginary mathematical looking-glass --
The Riemann Hypothesis: From random primes to orderly zeros --
The mathematical relay race: Realising Riemann's revolution --
Ramanujan, the mathematical mystic --
Mathematical exodus: From Göttingen to Princeton --
Machines of the mind --
The computer age: From the mind to the desktop --
Cracking numbers and codes --
From orderly zeros to quantum chaos --
The missing piece of the jigsaw.
Responsibility: Marcus du Sautoy.
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Explains how the prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians, and recounts efforts to prove the Riemann Hypothesis, first suggested by Bernard Riemann in 1859, that would finally bring order and harmony to these numbers.

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