## Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis: The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime NumbersFor 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. From the Trade Paperback edition. |

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T 10 Smpe afthe Primes | 21 |

Primal Cmtogmp rm | 30 |

Shoulders to Stand Upon | 46 |

Riemamz 11220His Very LikeHypothesis | 63 |

1 ReaHmir1g | 95 |

A Prime1urnlzer T1e0remAﬁerAll andM0re | 118 |

First Steps 28 | 128 |

A Cmrzce Meeting of Duo 1141 nds | 154 |

God Created the 1V1lrurrl 1rm2m but | 186 |

Making Ora? Out of Qmmtum Cmos | 213 |

GoaWz1_y Not Play Dire but What about Cards? | 232 |

FurtJer Rmdirzg and SOI7S | 277 |

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