The Resource The Poincaré conjecture: : in search of the shape of the universe, Donal O'Shea

The Poincaré conjecture: : in search of the shape of the universe, Donal O'Shea

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The Poincaré conjecture: : in search of the shape of the universe
Title
The Poincaré conjecture:
Title remainder
in search of the shape of the universe
Statement of responsibility
Donal O'Shea
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Conceived in 1904, the Poincaré conjecture, a puzzle that speaks to the possible shape of the universe and lies at the heart of modern topology and geometry, has resisted attempts by generations of mathematicians to prove or to disprove it. Despite a million-dollar prize for a solution, Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman, posted his solution on the Internet instead of publishing it in a peer-reviewed journal. This book "tells the story of the fascinating personalities, institutions, and scholarship behind the centuries of mathematics that have led to Perelman's dramatic proof." The author also chronicles dramatic events at the 2006 International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid, where Perelman was awarded a Fields Medal for his solution, which he declined
Biography type
contains biographical information
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NPUBL
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O'Shea, Donal
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QA612
LC item number
.O83 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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2006
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International Congress of Mathematicians
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  • Poincaré, Henri
  • Perelman, Grigori
  • Algebraic topology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematicians
Label
The Poincaré conjecture: : in search of the shape of the universe, Donal O'Shea
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-272) and index
Contents
Cambridge, April 2003 -- The shape of the earth -- Possible worlds -- The shape of the universe -- Euclid's geometry -- The non-Euclideans -- Bernhard Riemann's probationary lecture -- Riemann's legacy -- Klein and Poincaré -- Poincaré's topological papers -- The great savants -- The conjecture takes hold -- Higher dimensions -- A solution in the new millennium -- Madrid, August 2006
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
ix, 279
Isbn
9780802715326
Lccn
20073103 48
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85767971
  • (OCoLC)85767971
Label
The Poincaré conjecture: : in search of the shape of the universe, Donal O'Shea
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-272) and index
Contents
Cambridge, April 2003 -- The shape of the earth -- Possible worlds -- The shape of the universe -- Euclid's geometry -- The non-Euclideans -- Bernhard Riemann's probationary lecture -- Riemann's legacy -- Klein and Poincaré -- Poincaré's topological papers -- The great savants -- The conjecture takes hold -- Higher dimensions -- A solution in the new millennium -- Madrid, August 2006
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
ix, 279
Isbn
9780802715326
Lccn
20073103 48
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85767971
  • (OCoLC)85767971

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