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Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics

 
 
 
 
Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
Author: John Derbyshire
ISBN 13: 9780452285255
ISBN 10: 452285259
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Plume
Publication Date: 2004-05-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
List Price: $18.00
 
 

Alternating chapters of extraordinarily lucid mathematical exposition with chapters of biography and history, Prime Obsession is a fascinating and fluent account of an epic mathematical mystery that continues to challenge and excite the world.

The Christian Science Monitor

The most detailed, and consequently the most rewarding account of the Riemann Hypothesis is John Derbyshire's Prime Obsession. The author, a trained mathematician with a day job as an investment banker, moonlights as a novelist. This remarkable constellation of interests results in a math book that reads like a mystery novel. When, some 300 pages into the book, Derbyshire finally presents Riemann's conclusion, it is with literally breathtaking impact.