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Prime Obsession

Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics

John Derbyshire

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 Hypothesis remains unsolved, with a one-million-dollar prize ea...
Publish Date
2004
May 25
First Published in 2003
Goodreads rating
4.12
ISBN
9780452285255
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Feb 08, 2021
For people who want to see some actual math in their pop math books, all the books by William Dunham are superb. I especially recommend “Journey through genius” and “The calculus gallery”. “Prime obsession” by John Derbyshire is also excellent.      source