## Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in MathematicsIn August 1859 Bernhard Riemann, a little-known 32-year old mathematician, presented a paper to the Berlin Academy titled: "On the Number of Prime Numbers Less Than a Given Quantity." In the middle of that paper, Riemann made an incidental remark â€" a guess, a hypothesis. What he tossed out to the assembled mathematicians that day has proven to be almost cruelly compelling to countless scholars in the ensuing years. Today, after 150 years of careful research and exhaustive study, the question remains. Is the hypothesis true or false? |

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User Review - palaverofbirds - LibraryThingSeeing as how this is my first exposure to the RH, and I'm only fairly capable in math, I can't say whether or not this is the best place to start. I feel like I have a good sense about this great ... Read full review

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User Review - RandyStafford - LibraryThing"This isn't magic. There's a reason this stuff works," my high school math teacher used to say. Of course, there are some contentions, hypotheses, in math where we don't know if they work, if they are ... Read full review

### Contents

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Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in ... John Derbyshire No preview available - 2003 |