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|Genre/Form:||Problems, exercises, etc
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Szpiro, George, 1950-
New York : Dutton, ©2007
|Named Person:||Grigory Perelman|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||ix, 309 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Fit for a king : Grigori Perelman's unprecedented refusal of a Fields Medal for solving one of the greatest problems of our age. The king waits in vain --
What flies know and ants don't : the importance of dimensions for Christopher Columbus and for bugs --
The forensic engineer : the life of Henri Poincaré, in particular his investigation of a tragedy in a coal mine --
An Oscar for the best script : Poincaré's prizewinning theory of the solar system's stability ... and the scandal --
Geometry without Euclid : topology; how this mathematical discipline has developed since Euler --
From Copenhagen and Hamburg to Black Mountain, North Carolina : Poincaré's first, incorrect attempt to prove the conjecture ... and the parts he got right --
What the conjecture is really all about : imaging things that are unimaginable --
Dead ends and a mysterious disease : around the world with three-dimensional spheres --
Voyage to higher dimensions : a rock-collecting yippie amazes the world --
Inquisition--West Coast style : how other hopefuls ended up with egg on their faces --
Watching things go "pop" : Richard Hamilton gets going with the Ricci flow ... and then gets stuck --
The cigar surgeon : The proof lands on the Internet. Swooping up Poincaré, Thurston, and Hamilton. History is made --
The gang of four, plus two : vetting the proof, a math professor pushes his protégés into the limelight --
The prize : the minor matter of a million dollars. Does money motivate math?
|Responsibility:||George G. Szpiro.|
- Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc.
- Mathematics -- Popular works.
- Perelman, Grigory.
- History of mathematics and mathematicians.