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I enjoyed reading this book very much and it really opens up my mind.
The main story is very well organized with the focus on topology nicely combined with relevant and interesting historical facts.
The Perfect Rigor is the story about Grigory Perelman, a mathematical genius who recently solved the Poincare Conjecture.
This was a fascinating and accessible exploration of topology in general carried by the history of the field.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Writtemn well, with a special effort to introduce rather complicated complicated concepts in a simple, yet not vulgar, way. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Yaakov Lichter
it triggered my initiative for understanding of geometry and topology. Also I appreciate the author's view of historical scope. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by Mozart
The Poincare Conjecture-A Search for the
Shape of the Universe by O'Shea is
an excellent rendition on the classical
theories of shape for the planet earth and... Read more
This book tells us the evolution of one of the most beautiful fields of mathematics. Although this book is intended to be a non technical book, it is actually more difficulty than... Read morePublished on February 15, 2011 by Daniel O. Cajueiro
Mathematics is one of the most intimidating of intellectual and scientific disciplines. There are very few people who have not experienced some form of anxiety when encountering a... Read morePublished on December 13, 2010 by Dr. Bojan Tunguz
This book ties it all together, from Euclidean Geometry and the "unproveability" of the 5th postulate on parallelism to Riemann's Geometry of curved spaces, all the way to... Read morePublished on November 3, 2010 by Arie Pieter Vander Stroom
I really enjoyed reading this book - probably more than any other popular mathematics book.
As other reviewers point out, the book covers a lot of material in little... Read more
This is for the most part a detailed, dispassionate account of the pursuit for a solution to Poincare's Conjecture which, although somewhat difficult to grasp for... Read morePublished on May 29, 2010 by sibolek