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Uncle Petros and Goldbach's conjecture

Author: Apostolos K Doxiadēs
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A man searches the Greek countryside for his uncle, a famous mathematician who has been working to prove Goldbach's Conjecture.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Adventure fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Apostolos K Doxiadēs
ISBN: 1582340676 9781582340678
OCLC Number: 43474181
Description: 209 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Theios Petros kai hē eikasia tou Gkolntmpach.
Uncle Petros & Goldbach's conjecture
Responsibility: Apostolos Doxiadis.
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Eccentric Uncle Petros--a mathematician--has retired to play chess in the Greek countryside. When his nephew drives him back into the hunt to prove one of the greatest mathematical challenges of all  Read more...

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A mathematical conjecture unsolved for two centuries; a mathematical genius uncle driven mad trying to solve it; an ambiguous relation with a mathematically-minded nephew; and acute human observation Read more...

 
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