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1. Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis | |
Paperback: 220
Pages
(2001-02-03)
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Editorial Review Product Description In the tradition of Fermat's Last Theorem and Einstein's Dreams, a novel about mathematical obsession. Petros Papachristos devotes the early part of his life trying to prove one of the greatest mathematical challenges of all time: Goldbach's Conjecture, the deceptively simple claim that every even number greater than two is the sum of two primes. Against a tableau of famous historical figures-among them G.H. Hardy, the self-taught Indian genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, and a young Kurt Godel-Petros works furiously to prove the notoriously difficult conjecture. Decades later, his ambitious young nephew drives the defeated mathematician back into the hunt to prove Goldbach's Conjecture. . . but at the cost of the old man's sanity, and perhaps even his life. 'Your Uncle Petros cast pearls before swine; he took something holy andsacred and great, and shamelessly defiled it!' ... 'His gift, ofcourse!' ... 'The great, unique gift that God had blessed him with, hisphenomenal, unprecedented, mathematical talent! The miserable fool wastedit; he squandered it and threw it out with the garbage. Can you imagine it?The ungrateful bastard never did one day's useful work in mathematics.Never! Nothing! Zero!'Needless to say, such apoplexy only provokes the boy's curiosity, and whathe eventually discovers is a story of obsession and frustration, of UnclePetros's attempts at finding a proof for one of mathematics' greatenigmas--Goldbach's Conjecture. The innumerate may initially find this undramatic material for a novel.Yet Doxiadis offers up a beautifully imagined narrative, which reveals ararefied world of the intellect that few people will ever enter, in whichnumbers are entirely animate entities, each possessed of "a distinctpersonality." Without ever alienating the reader, he demonstrates theenchantments of this art as well as the ambition, envy, and search for glorythat permeate its apostles. Balancing the narrator's own awkward move intoadulthood with the painful memories of his brilliant relative, Doxiadisshows how seductive the world of numbers can be, and how cruel a mistress."A mathematician is born, not made," Petros declares--an inheritance thatproves both a curse and a gift. --Burhan Tufail Customer Reviews (26)
Read it before starting your PhD
well done novel that serves as light and entertaining reading about a mathematical mind obsessed with an unsolved math problem
I dont like this book
A charming small novel
fun read for the mathematicallly curious |
2. The Goldbach Conjecture (2nd Edition) | |
Hardcover: 344
Pages
(2003-01)
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Very good book
Absolutely the best book on this subject |
3. Transtheoretic Foundations of Mathematics, Volume 1C: Goldbach Conjecture by H. Pogorzelski | |
Paperback: 301
Pages
(1997-12)
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4. Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis | |
Paperback: 224
Pages
(2001-03-05)
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are mathematicians born or made
highly recommended Greek tragedy in less then 200 pages about theoretical maths
A very good read. P.S. Congratulations to Amazon for coming to Canada and giving the locals some competition... ... Read more |
5. Oncle Petros ou la conjecture de Goldbach by Apostolos Doxiadis | |
Mass Market Paperback: 204
Pages
(2002-01-14)
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6. The Goldbach Conjecture and the Universe of Primes by Charles William Johnson | |
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(2007-11-26)
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7. Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture : A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos K. Doxiadis | |
Paperback:
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(2000)
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8. Hilbert's Problems: Goldbach's Conjecture, Continuum Hypothesis, Consistency, Diophantine Set, Hilbert's Third Problem, Hilbert's Tenth Problem | |
Paperback: 156
Pages
(2010-09-15)
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9. Uncle Petros and Goldbachs Conjecture - 2000 publication. by Apostolos Doxiadis | |
Hardcover:
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(2000)
Asin: B001UC131W Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
10. Conjectures About Prime Numbers: Goldbach's Conjecture, Twin Prime Conjecture, Goldbach's Weak Conjecture, Schinzel's Hypothesis H | |
Paperback: 88
Pages
(2010-05-06)
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11. Goldbach Conjecture | |
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(1992-10)
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12. Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture.(Review): An article from: World Literature Today by Minas Savvas | |
Digital: 2
Pages
(2000-06-22)
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13. Analytic Number Theory: Goldbach's Conjecture, Prime Number Theorem, Elliptic Curve, Elliptic Function, Brun's Constant | |
Paperback: 304
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(2010-09-15)
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14. Additive Number Theory: Goldbach's conjecture, Waring's problem, Goldbach's weak conjecture, Polite number, Schnirelmann density | |
Paperback: 80
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(2010-09-15)
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15. Conjecture: Conjecture de Poincaré, Conjecture de Goldbach, Hypothèse de Riemann Généralisée, Conjecture de Syracuse (French Edition) | |
Paperback: 164
Pages
(2010-07-28)
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16. Nombre Premier: Nombre Premier de Mersenne, Nombre de Fermat, Théorème Des Nombres Premiers, Crible D'ératosthène, Conjecture de Goldbach, 7, 5 (French Edition) | |
Paperback: 404
Pages
(2010-08-04)
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17. Arithmétique: Conjecture de Goldbach, Axiomes de Peano, Table Des Bases, Partition D'un Entier, Tétration, Algorithme de Décalage N-Racines (French Edition) | |
Paperback: 142
Pages
(2010-07-27)
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18. Uncle Petros/Goldbachs Conjecture Poster by Apostolos Doxiadis | |
Unknown Binding:
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(2001-03-05)
Isbn: 0571936423 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
19. Checking the Goldbach conjecture on a vector computer (Report. Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica) by A Granville | |
Unknown Binding: 11
Pages
(1988)
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20. Uncle Peteros & Goldbach's Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis | |
Hardcover:
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(2000)
Asin: B000MVVOV6 Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
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