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Author: | George G. Szpiro |

Subcategory: | Mathematics |

Language: | English |

Publisher: | Dutton Adult; 1st edition (June 21, 2007) |

Pages: | 320 pages |

Category: | Math and Science |

Rating: | 4.8 |

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Szpiro, George, 1950-.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Penguin GroupReleased: Jul 29, 2008ISBN: 9781440634284Format: book. Poincare's Prize - George G. Szpiro.

Poincare's Conjecture of one hundred years; now proven, is a fascinating topological insight. The book is well detailed. It describes very well all the mathematicians having been struggling with the enormous task of proving or disproving Pointcaré's conjecture. When reading, scores of these people, maybe more than a hundred of them, are coming along. So, Szpiro didn't certainly take the easy road. But, after reading his book, I still remain with an unanswered question.

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The Poincare Conjecture was one of Topology's most challenging puzzles for over 100 years. In this book, George Szpiro tells the story of how Poincare's innocent looking conjecture kept mathematicians busy for close to a century

The Poincare Conjecture was one of Topology's most challenging puzzles for over 100 years. In this book, George Szpiro tells the story of how Poincare's innocent looking conjecture kept mathematicians busy for close to a century. Poincare is a fascinating character on its own right, and the biographical details in this book are well worth.

George Szpiro begins his story in 1904 when Frenchman Henri Poincare formulated a conjecture about a seemingly simple problem. Simply, this is what Poincare sought to solve. Imagine an ant crawling around on a large surface. How would it know whether the surface is a flat plane, a round sphere, or a bagel- shaped object? The ant would need to lift off into space to observe the object. How could you prove the shape was spherical without actually seeing it? Simply, this is what Poincare sought to solve.

The amazing story of one of the greatest math problems of all time and the reclusive genius who solved it. In the tradition of Fermat’s Enigma and Prime Obsession, George Szpiro brings to life the giants of mathematics who struggled to prove a theorem for a century and the mysterious. In 1904 Henri Poincaré developed the Poincaré Conjecture, an attempt to understand higher-dimensional space and possibly the shape of the universe

book by George G. Well, the puzzle was solved by Gregory Perelman, a Russian mathematician but he went far beyond the mere proof of this one problem and actually provided an explanation for the more difficult Geometrisation Conjecture proposed by William Thurston (every 3-dimensional object can be divided into pieces, all of which have geometric structure).

Traces the hundred-year effort to solve the Poincaré Conjecture and its successful solution by Grigory Perelman, an impoverished and enigmatic Russian recluse who refused all prizes and academic appointments while solving an array of history-influencing mathematical conundrums. By the author of Kepler's Conjecture.

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