Prime Obsession
26%
off

Prime Obsession

By (author) John Derbyshire

US$13.27US$18.00

You save US$4.73

Free delivery worldwide

Available
Dispatched in 3 business days

When will my order arrive?

In 1859, Bernhard Riemann, a little-known thirty-two year old mathematician, made a hypothesis while presenting a paper to the Berlin Academy titled On the Number of Prime Numbers Less Than a Given Quantity. Today, after 150 years of careful research and exhaustive study, the Riemann Hyphothesis remains unsolved, with a one-million-dollar prize earmarked for the first person to conquer it.Alternating passages of extraordinarily lucid mathematical exposition with chapters of elegantly composed biography and history, Prime Obsession is a fascinating and fluent account of an epic mathematical mystery that continues to challenge and excite the world."

show more
  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 132 x 200 x 26mm | 381.02g
  • 01 Jun 2004
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • PLUME
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0452285259
  • 9780452285255
  • 55,671

Other books in this category

Other people who viewed this bought:

Author Information

John Derbyshire is a mathematician and linguist by education, a systems analyst by profession, and a celebrated writer in his spare time. His work appears frequently in National Review and The New Criterion. Born and raised in England, he has made his home in the United States for the past fifteen years.

show more

Review quote

"Derbyshire's attempt to take nonmathematicians into this subject had me on the edge of my seat." --Los Angeles Times"Riemann and his colleagues come to life as real characters and not just adjectives for conjectures and theorems." --Scientific American

show more