Download e-book for kindle: Closing the Gap: The Quest to Understand Prime Numbers by Vicky Neale

By Vicky Neale

ISBN-10: 0198788282

ISBN-13: 9780198788287

In 2013, a bit identified mathematician in his overdue 50s shocked the mathematical neighborhood with a leap forward on an age-old challenge approximately top numbers. because then, there was additional dramatic development at the challenge, because of the efforts of a large-scale on-line collaborative attempt of a kind that will were unthinkable in arithmetic a few many years in the past, and the perception and creativity of a tender mathematician first and foremost of his career.

Prime numbers have intrigued, encouraged and infuriated mathematicians for millennia. each institution scholar reviews major numbers and will get pleasure from their good looks, and but mathematicians' hassle with answering a few doubtless basic questions about them unearths the intensity and subtlety of leading numbers.

Vicky Neale charts the hot development in the direction of proving the recognized dual Primes Conjecture, and the very other ways within which the breakthroughs were made: a solo mathematician operating in isolation and obscurity, and a wide collaboration that's extra public than any prior collaborative attempt in arithmetic and that unearths a lot approximately how mathematicians cross approximately their paintings. Interleaved with this tale are highlights from a considerably older story, going again thousand years and
more, of mathematicians' efforts to realize the wonder and unencumber the mysteries of the top numbers.

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