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Prime obsession : Bernhard Riemann and the greatest unsolved problem in mathematics

Author: John Derbyshire
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, cop. 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It has become clear that the Riemann Hypothesis, whose resolution seems to hang tantalizingly just beyond our grasp, holds the key to a variety of scientific and mathematical investigations. This  Read more...

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Named Person: Bernhard Riemann; Bernhard Riemann; Bernhard Riemann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Derbyshire
ISBN: 0309085497 9780309085496
OCLC Number: 492103885
Notes: Autres tirages : 2004, 2005, 2006.
Description: 1 vol (XV-422 p.- 8 p. de pl.) : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 Front Matter; 2 Part I: The Prime Number Theorem; 3 1. Card Trick; 4 2. The Soil, the Crop; 5 3. The Prime Number Theorem; 6 4. On the Shoulders of Giants; 7 5. Riemann's Zeta Function; 8 6. The Great Fusion; 9 7. The Golden Key, and an Improved Prime Number Theorem; 10 8. Not Altogether Unworthy; 11 9. Domain Stretching; 12 10. A Proof and a Turning Point; 13 Part II: The Riemann Hypothesis; 14 11. Nine Zulu Queens Ruled China; 15 12. Hilber's Eighth Problem; 16 13. The Argument Ant and the Value Ant; 17 14. In the Grip of an Obsession; 18 15. Big Oh and Mobius Mu; 19 16. Climbing the Critical Line; 20 17. A Little Algebra; 21 18. Number Theory Meets Quantum Mechanics; 22 19. Turning the Golden Key; 23 20. The Riemann Operator and Other Approaches; 24 21. The Error Term; 25 22. Either It's True, or Else It Isn't; 26 Epilogue; 27 Notes; 28 Appendix: The Riemann Hypothesis in Song; 29 Picture Credits; 30 Index; 31 Pictures
Responsibility: John Derbyshire.
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