Absoutely brilliant. Lucid and accessible. A gem. You would never guess that the Riemann Zeta Function or Analytic Number Theory could be that interesting! Read morePublished 3 days ago by Partha Sur
An excellent account of this famous conjecture. The math required is limited to 2d semester calculus, tho' it helps immensely to have had real and complex analysis, some number... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Wilson
An extremely entertaining and informative read. I really love Derbyshire's choice of alternating the chapters of his book between mathematical history and mathematical proofs, it... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tyler Dewald
Like "Unknown Quantity," this book tries to discuss a mathematical topic with an assumed nonmathematical audience. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nishant
Derbyshire with just a little calculus describes the history of the Riemann hypothesis.
I would recommend this book for anyone with a semester or two of college math.
The book is an excellent general introduction to the RH. Easy reading and very interesting. I strongly recommend it. RJMPublished 4 months ago by Ricardo J. Menéndez
Writing a book about an at the time unproven mathematical hypothesis and coupling it to a biography of a great mathematician, whose life was short and poorly documented, is a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Quinton Fox
See "Unified Field Theory" by R. Villecco for a very rigorous exposition in Reimannian space. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cal
I bought the book because of the political and current events writing of Derbyshire are always meaty , informative and original. This book does not disappoint . Read morePublished 8 months ago by Doug Hill