Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis: The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime Numbers (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Mathematics - 304 pages
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For 150 years the Riemann hypothesis has been the holy grail of mathematics. Now, at a moment when mathematicians are finally moving in on a proof, Dartmouth professor Dan Rockmore tells the riveting history of the hunt for a solution.In 1859 German professor Bernhard Riemann postulated a law capable of describing with an amazing degree of accuracy the occurrence of the prime numbers. Rockmore takes us all the way from Euclid to the mysteries of quantum chaos to show how the Riemann hypothesis lies at the very heart of some of the most cutting-edge research going on today in physics and mathematics.


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Review: Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis: The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime Numbers

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

Enjoyable read, but I still have a lot of unanswered questions about the function, imaginary exponents, and those relations to the random numbers of quantum mechanics. Read full review

Review: Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis: The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime Numbers

User Review  - Ulf Kastner - Goodreads

In terms of thorough comprehension of the mathematical concepts touched upon in this book, I think I held my own until about page 72 or so when the book switched (for me, anyway) into high gear with ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Dan Rockmore is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Darmouth College. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife, son, and golden retriever.


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