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The music of the primes : why an unsolved problem in mathematics matters

Author: Marcus Du Sautoy
Publisher: London ; New York : Fourth Estate, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a stunning, historical narrative, 'The Music of the Primes' reveals the history behind one of the biggest ideas in science.

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Named Person: Bernhard Riemann; Bernhard Riemann
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Du Sautoy
ISBN: 1841155799 9781841155791
OCLC Number: 53467231
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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