The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth

by Paul Hoffman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0786884061

ISBN-13: 9780786884063

Pub. Date: 05/12/1999

Publisher: Hachette Books

Based on a National Magazine Award-winning article, this masterful biography of Hungarian-born Paul Erdos is both a vivid portrait of an eccentric genius and a layman's guide to some of this century's most startling mathematical discoveries.

Overview

Based on a National Magazine Award-winning article, this masterful biography of Hungarian-born Paul Erdos is both a vivid portrait of an eccentric genius and a layman's guide to some of this century's most startling mathematical discoveries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786884063
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
05/12/1999
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
255,420
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

THE TWO-AND-A-HALF-BILLION-YEAR-OLD MAN3
STRAIGHT FROM THE BOOK25
EPSZI'S ENIGMA59
PROBLEMS WITH SAM AND JOE95
EINSTEIN VS. DOSTOYEVSKY131
DR. WORST CASE145
MARGINAL REVENGE179
"GOD MADE THE INTEGERS"203
GETTING THE GOAT233
SURVIVORS' PARTY247
"WE MATHEMATICIANS ARE ALL A LITTLE BIT CRAZY"263
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND SOURCE NOTES269
BIBLIOGRAPHY279
INDEX289

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