Prime Numbers: The Most Mysterious Figures in Math

 

Prime Numbers: The Most Mysterious Figures in Math by David Wells

English|Publication Date: May 18, 2005 | ISBN-10: 0471462349 | ISBN-13: 978-0471462347 | Edition: 1

Book Description

A fascinating journey into the mind-bending world of prime numbers

Cicadas of the genus Magicicada appear once every 7, 13, or 17 years. Is it just a coincidence that these are all prime numbers? How do twin primes differ from cousin primes, and what on earth (or in the mind of a mathematician) could be sexy about prime numbers? What did Albert Wilansky find so fascinating about his brother-in-law’s phone number?

Mathematicians have been asking questions about prime numbers for more than twenty-five centuries, and every answer seems to generate a new rash of questions. In Prime Numbers: The Most Mysterious Figures in Math, you’ll meet the world’s most gifted mathematicians, from Pythagoras and Euclid to Fermat, Gauss, and Erd?o?s, and you’ll discover a host of unique insights and inventive conjectures that have both enlarged our understanding and deepened the mystique of prime numbers. This comprehensive, A-to-Z guide covers everything you ever wanted to know–and much more that you never suspected–about prime numbers, including:
* The unproven Riemann hypothesis and the power of the zeta function
* The « Primes is in P » algorithm
* The sieve of Eratosthenes of Cyrene
* Fermat and Fibonacci numbers
* The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search
* And much, much more

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