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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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 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 milliondollar prize for a solution, Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman, posted his solution on the Internet instead of publishing it in a peerreviewed 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
 Language
 eng
 Edition
 1st U.S. ed.
 Extent
 ix, 279
 Contents

 Cambridge, April 2003
 The shape of the earth
 Possible worlds
 The shape of the universe
 Euclid's geometry
 The nonEuclideans
 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
 Isbn
 9780802715326
 Label
 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
 Subject

 Mathematicians  History
 Mathematicians  History
 Mathematics  Awards  History
 Mathematics  Awards  History
 Perelman, Grigori, 1966
 Algebraic topology
 Perelman, Grigori, 1966
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Perelman, Grigori, 1966
 Algebraic topology
 Mathematicians  History
 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 milliondollar prize for a solution, Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman, posted his solution on the Internet instead of publishing it in a peerreviewed 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
 Cataloging source
 NPUBL
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 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
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
 2006
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
 International Congress of Mathematicians
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Poincaré, Henri
 Perelman, Grigori
 Algebraic topology
 Mathematics
 Mathematicians
 Label
 The Poincaré conjecture: : in search of the shape of the universe, Donal O'Shea
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 259272) and index
 Contents
 Cambridge, April 2003  The shape of the earth  Possible worlds  The shape of the universe  Euclid's geometry  The nonEuclideans  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
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 259272) and index
 Contents
 Cambridge, April 2003  The shape of the earth  Possible worlds  The shape of the universe  Euclid's geometry  The nonEuclideans  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
Subject
 Mathematicians  History
 Mathematicians  History
 Mathematics  Awards  History
 Mathematics  Awards  History
 Perelman, Grigori, 1966
 Algebraic topology
 Perelman, Grigori, 1966
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Poincaré, Henri, 18541912
 Perelman, Grigori, 1966
 Algebraic topology
 Mathematicians  History
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