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Prime Numbers: The Most Mysterious Figures in Math
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Turner Pub Co
Publication date May 18, 2005
Pages 272
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781620458242
ISBN-10 1620458241
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $35.95
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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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from Turner Pub Co (May 18, 2005)
9781620458242 | details & prices | 272 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $35.95
About: A fascinating journey into the mind-bending world of prime numbersCicadas of the genus Magicicada appear once every 7, 13, or 17 years.
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from John Wiley & Sons Inc (June 3, 2005)
9780471718925 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $24.95

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