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Poincar Conjecture

In Search of the Shape of the Universe

Penguin Books Ltd,
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Kurzbeschreibung

The Poincar Conjecture tells the story behind one of the world s most confounding mathematical theories. Formulated in 1904 by Henri Poincar , his Conjecture promised to describe the very shape of the universe, but remained unproved until a huge prize was offered for its solution in 2000. Six years later, an eccentric Russian mathematician had the answer.Here, Donal O Shea explains the maths behind the Conjecture and its proof, and illuminates the curious personalities surrounding this perplexing conundrum, along the way taking in a grand sweep of scientific history from the ancient Greeks to Christopher Columbus. This is an enthralling tale of human endeavour, intellectual brilliance and the thrill of discovery.

Details

Titel: Poincar Conjecture
Autoren/Herausgeber: Donal O'Shea

ISBN/EAN: 9780141900346

Seitenzahl: 304
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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