The Music of the Primes: Searching To Solve The Greatest Mystery In Mathematics by Marcus du SautoyThe Music of the Primes: Searching To Solve The Greatest Mystery In Mathematics by Marcus du Sautoy

The Music of the Primes: Searching To Solve The Greatest Mystery In Mathematics

byMarcus du Sautoy

Paperback | August 14, 2012

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Inthe tradition of Fermat’s Enigma and Pi, Marcus du Sautoy tells the illuminating, authoritative, and engagingstory of Bernhard Reimann and the ongoing quest tocapture the holy grail of mathematics—the formula to predict prime numbers.Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, calls TheMusic of the Primes “an amazing book. . . . I could not put it down once Ihad started.” Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman,writes, “this fascinating account, decoding the inscrutable language of themathematical priesthood, is written like the purest poetry. Marcus du Sautoy's enthusiasm shines through every line of this hymnto the joy of high intelligence, illuminating as it does so even the darkestcorners of his most arcane universe.”

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Marcus du Sautoy is a professor of mathematics and the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is a frequent contributor on mathematics toThe Times,The Guardian, and the BBC, and he lives in London.

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Title:The Music of the Primes: Searching To Solve The Greatest Mystery In MathematicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:August 14, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062064010

ISBN - 13:9780062064011

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