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A certain ambiguity : a mathematical novel

Author: Gaurav Suri; Hartosh Singh Bal
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While taking a class on infinity at Stanford in the late 1980s, Ravi Kapoor discovers that he is confronting the same mathematical and philosophical dilemmas that his mathematician grandfather had faced many decades earlier--and that had landed him in jail. Charged under an obscure blasphemy law in a small New Jersey town in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged by a skeptical judge to defend his belief that the certainty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Mathematical fiction
Novels
Fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Suri, Gaurav, 1966-
Certain ambiguity.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2007
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gaurav Suri; Hartosh Singh Bal
ISBN: 9780691127095 0691127093
OCLC Number: 85822646
Awards: Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Mathematics and Statistics 2007
Description: viii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Gaurav Suri, Hartosh Singh Bal.
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While taking a class on infinity at Stanford in the 1980s, Ravi Kapoor discovers that he is confronting the same mathematical and philosophical dilemmas that his mathematician grandfather had faced  Read more...

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Winner of the 2007 Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Mathematics, Association of American Publishers "Good stories need rich characters that we care about, not mathematical theorems, Read more...

 
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