The Prime Number Conspiracy: The Biggest Ideas in Math from Quanta

The Prime Number Conspiracy The Biggest Ideas in Math from Quanta Quanta Magazine s stories of mathematical explorations show that inspiration strikes willy nilly revealing surprising solutions and exciting discoveries These stories from Quanta Magazine

  • Title: The Prime Number Conspiracy: The Biggest Ideas in Math from Quanta
  • Author: Thomas Lin
  • ISBN: 0262536358
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • Quanta Magazine s stories of mathematical explorations show that inspiration strikes willy nilly, revealing surprising solutions and exciting discoveries.These stories from Quanta Magazine map the routes of mathematical exploration, showing readers how cutting edge research is done, while illuminating the productive tension between conjecture and proof, theory and intuit Quanta Magazine s stories of mathematical explorations show that inspiration strikes willy nilly, revealing surprising solutions and exciting discoveries.These stories from Quanta Magazine map the routes of mathematical exploration, showing readers how cutting edge research is done, while illuminating the productive tension between conjecture and proof, theory and intuition The stories show that, as James Gleick puts it in the foreword, inspiration strikes willy nilly One researcher thinks of quantum chaotic systems at a bus stop another suddenly realizes a path to proving a theorem of number theory while in a friend s backyard a statistician has a bathroom sink epiphany and discovers the key to solving the Gaussian correlation inequality Readers of The Prime Number Conspiracy, says Quanta editor in chief Thomas Lin, are headed on breathtaking intellectual journeys to the bleeding edge of discovery strapped to the narrative rocket of humanity s never ending pursuit of knowledge Quanta is the only popular publication that offers in depth coverage of the latest breakthroughs in understanding our mathematical universe It communicates mathematics by taking it seriously, wrestling with difficult concepts and clearly explaining them in a way that speaks to our innate curiosity about our world and ourselves Readers of this volume will learn that prime numbers ha

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    • Thomas Lin

      Thomas Lin is the founding editor in chief of Quanta Magazine, an award winning publication that reports on developments in science and mathematics, with content syndicated in Wired, The Atlantic, Scientific American and The Washington Post Lin previously worked at The New York Times, where he edited online features and wrote about science, technology and tennis He has also written for Quanta, T Thomas Lin is the founding editor in chief of Quanta Magazine, an award winning publication that reports on developments in science and mathematics, with content syndicated in Wired, The Atlantic, Scientific American and The Washington Post Lin previously worked at The New York Times, where he edited online features and wrote about science, technology and tennis He has also written for Quanta, The New Yorker, Tennis, and other publications Book ratings 5 stars must read 4 stars recommended 3 stars worth taking a look if you re interested in the topic



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    • It could be a better book, if they d had the energy to rewrite the book to be consistent and less repetitive.The articles are arranged by topic Sometimes two subsequent articles need to define a concept, so both of them do it.Sometimes the articles seem to assume the reader knows math Sometimes they don t and they call integral an infinite sum Terence Tao is overrepresented in the first half of the book.


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