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Prime Numbers: The Most Mysterious Figures in Math
     

Prime Numbers: The Most Mysterious Figures in Math

by David Wells
 

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A frequent writer of popular mathematics and puzzle books, Wells provides an encyclopedia rather than a unified treatment of numbers that cannot be divided into any integer but themselves and one. Among the alphabetical articles are Aurifeuillian factorization, Gilbreath's conjecture, lucky numbers, the Riemann hypothesis, and weird numbers. Readers are assumed to be

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A frequent writer of popular mathematics and puzzle books, Wells provides an encyclopedia rather than a unified treatment of numbers that cannot be divided into any integer but themselves and one. Among the alphabetical articles are Aurifeuillian factorization, Gilbreath's conjecture, lucky numbers, the Riemann hypothesis, and weird numbers. Readers are assumed to be adept at following mathematical arguments. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"The book is nicely produced and is an easy read..." ("The Mathematical Gazette", November 2007)

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ISBN-13:
9781620458242
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/18/2005
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID WELLS is the author of numerous books of mathematical puzzles and general math, including You Are a Mathematician, also available from Wiley. He has contributed articles to The Mathematical Intelligencer and The Mathematical Gazette. Wells lives in London, England.

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