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With a reclusive and eccentric hero, dramatic turns, and a million-dollar payoff, Poincar?'s Prize is the stuff of great fiction. Amazingly, the story unveiled in it is true. In the world of math, the Poincar? Conjecture was a holy grail. Decade after decade the theorem that informs how we understand the shape of the universe defied every effort to prove it. Now, after more than a century, an eccentric Russian recluse has found the solution to one of the seven greatest math problems of our time, earning the right to claim the first one-million-dollar Millennium math prize. George Szpiro begins his masterfully told story in 1904 when Frenchman Henri Poincar? formulated a conjecture about a seemingly simple problem. Imagine an ant crawling around on a large surface. How would it know whether the surface is a flat plane, a round sphere, or a bagel- shaped object? The ant would need to lift off into space to observe the object. How could you prove the shape was spherical without actually seeing it? Simply, this is what Poincar? sought to solve. In fact, Poincar? thought he had solved it back at the turn of the twentieth century, but soon realized his mistake. After four more years' work, he gave up. Across the generations from China to Texas, great minds stalked the solution in the wilds of higher dimensions. Among them was Grigory Perelman, a mysterious Russian who seems to have stepped out of a Dostoyevsky novel. Living in near poverty with his education and reference,mathematics,schools and teaching,science and math Mathematics, Dutton Adult
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780525950240
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0525950249
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2007
Publisher: DUTTON
309 Pages
Weight: 0,422 kg
Language: eng/Englisch
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ISBN/EAN: 0525950249
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