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by Marcus du Sautoy

Category: Mathematics
Subcategory: Science books
Author: Marcus du Sautoy
ISBN: 0060935588
ISBN13: 978-0060935580
Language: English
Publisher: HarpPeren; Reprint edition (April 27, 2004)
Pages: 350
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An amazing book! Hugely enjoyable. Du Sautoy provides a stunning journey into the wonderful world of primes.

An amazing book! Hugely enjoyable. Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman). This is a wonderful book about one of the greatest remaining mysteries in mathematics.

Marcus du Sautoy works a lot with metaphors, which is frowned upon by real mathematicians, but which help to keep . almost one year later, i had the chance The Music of The Primes, a wonderful and amazing journey to the world of prime numbers and patterns

Marcus du Sautoy works a lot with metaphors, which is frowned upon by real mathematicians, but which help to keep the layman in line. almost one year later, i had the chance The Music of The Primes, a wonderful and amazing journey to the world of prime numbers and patterns. it was at the summer of 2009 when i was first introduced to the beauty and strength of the primes when the instructor asked us to implement some factorization problems in my second programming course, it was at that class where he shed a little light on the true beauty of primes talking about RSA encryption which is discussed in a late chapter.

In particular he examines the Riemann hypothesis, the proof of which would revolutionize our understanding of prime numbers

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In their quest for the solution to the 1859 Reimann Hypothesis, the "Holy Grail" wrought of the mystery of prime numbers, mathematicians have developed aspects of number theory, logic, geometry, analysis, logic, probability theory, chaos theory, and quantum physics.

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бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. The ebook of the popular science book by a writer who is fast becoming a celebrity mathematician. Prime numbers are the very atoms of arithmetic. They also embody one of the most tantalising enigmas in the pursuit of human knowledge. How can one predict when the next prime number will occur? Is there a formula which could generate primes? These apparently simple questions have confounded mathematicians ever since the Ancient Greeks.

Marcus du Sautoy's enthusiasm shines through every line of this hymnto the joy of high intelligence . Amust for Math Buffs. ?This is a wonderful book about one of the greatest remaining mysteries in mathematics.

Marcus du Sautoy's enthusiasm shines through every line of this hymnto the joy of high intelligence, illuminating as it does so even the darkestcorners of his most arcane universe. Amir Aczel, author of Fermat's Last Theorem and The Riddle of the Compass), 'fascinating', 'This is a wonderful book about one of the greatest remaining mysteries in mathematics. Amir Aczel, author of Fermat's Last Theorem and The Riddle of the Compass).

The paperback of the popular science book by a writer who is fast becoming a celebrity mathematician.

Inthe tradition of Fermat’s Enigma and Pi, Marcus du Sautoy tells the illuminating, authoritative, and engagingstory of Bernhard Reimann and the ongoing quest tocapture the holy grail of mathematics—the formula to predict prime numbers.Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, calls TheMusic of the Primes “an amazing book. . . . I could not put it down once Ihad started.” Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman,writes, “this fascinating account, decoding the inscrutable language of themathematical priesthood, is written like the purest poetry. Marcus du Sautoy's enthusiasm shines through every line of this hymnto the joy of high intelligence, illuminating as it does so even the darkestcorners of his most arcane universe.”
Comments to eBook Music of the Primes, The
fabscf
A brilliant summary regarding prime numbers, with the best explanation in general terms of the Riemann Hypothesis and its implications that I have yet come across. The many biographical inclusions of pioneering mathematicians makes for added interest, and extends to computing and cryptography, finally embracing quantum chaos. First published in 2003, this is still a very modern book by Marcus du Sautoy, and at Amazon;s price of just $10.17 US, why wouldn't you include it in your library? A great read.
Throw her heart
Great read for math and non-math types. Many mathematicians lives seems sad and lonely. But there's the rush of discovering something. Riemann's housekeeper: argh! It does read like a detective novel. Clever writing.
MARK BEN FORD
Anyone interested in number theory would enjoy this book. I would have liked it more if the author had observed S&W's rule 13: "Omit needless words." "You don't need to count your words, but all of your words must count."
Sadaron above the Gods
Well written excursion into the history of number theory, from Euclid, via Euler, Gauss, Riemann, and Hilbert to the not so well known modern researchers. I just wished the relevance to modern-day encryption with public keys could have been explained in more detail.
Zainn
The author is a distinguished mathematician so this work is trustful. Sometimes the pop-science books written by journalist or so are not accurate in some sense. The coverage is comprehensive and he discussed about some most recent (up to the time when writing) mathematicians.

The bad news is that the paper quality is not good. It feels like the book you can find in super market for $1. The only advantage is that it is light weight.
Faulkree
An excellent history of the mathematic fraternity over the past three or four centuries. The Riemann hypothesis being the one major challenge for the other mathematicians to prove right or wrong. The author follows a step by step timeline with the prodigious attempts in each period explained in detail. Easy to read and follow if you are mathematically inclined and difficult to put it down.
Hǻrley Quinn
This is the best mathematics read a person can get when it comes to branching out and focusing on a specific concept. Even if you're not into Math or Science, I suggest the cult education on the topic.
This is a fantastic history book on the efforts of some of the greatest mathematical (and physicist's )minds from Gauss and Riemann to Selberg and Alain Connes in their efforts to crack one of the most beautiful problems: the distribution of prime numbers.

Some of the greatest insights in mathematics and in science are when somebody makes an unexpected link between two different areas. This is what the genius of Riemann suggested connecting the prime numbers to the zeroes of a function of complex variable. The conjectured location of the zeroes of this function, the Riemann Hypothesis, is the only unsolved problems of Hilbert's list and has become, with all the honours, one of the Millenium problems, worth one million dollars, but that is nothing compared to the instant glory acquired by whoever can solve it.

Unlike the other famous problem, Fermat's Last Theorem, many theorems depend on the Hypothesis.

The book reads like a thriller and indeed some of the anecdotes are those of thriller, like the mysteries still contained in the remaining unpublished papers of Riemann, the Nachlass, and the disappearance of one of his notebooks and the destruction of a large number of his notes by his housekeeper. Another example is André Weil being accused of espionage in Finland for writing mathematical letters to Russian colleagues, being condemned to death and being spared of the death sentence by a chance dinner of the Police Chief with Nevalinna (a Finish mathematician) the night before the execution.

Billions of zeroes are known to be in the critical line and even we know that a high percentage are there, but we cannot prove with absolute certainty that they are all there. And, as Littlewood, showed, great empirical evidence is not a guarantee of mathematical certainty.

It was interesting to learn that there is a formula that outputs (when the value is positive) all primes and only primes.

This is a highly recommended book for all people interested in mathematics, although some college level of this subject will make it easier to digest.
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