Uncle Petros and Goldbach"s conjecture by Apostolos K. DoxiadД“s

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Published by Bloomsbury in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Goldbach conjecture -- Fiction.,
  • Mathematicians -- Fiction.

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Other titlesUncle Petros & Goldbach"s conjecture
StatementApostolos Doxiadis.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA5615.O87 T4813 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination209 p. :
Number of Pages209
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3987007M
ISBN 101582340676
LC Control Number2001316291
OCLC/WorldCa43474181

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What the Heck is Goldbach’s Conjecture. Christian Goldbach. Watchers of The Big Bang Theory may be familiar with Fermat’s Last Theorem.

(In fact I swear I could hear Sheldon muttering some of the dialogue attributed to the socially awkward genius Uncle Petros in this book.) Goldbach’s Conjecture is another famous, unsolved mathematical.

Description of the book "Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture": Uncle Petros is a family joke - an ageing recluse in a suburb of Athens, playing chess and gardening.

His young nephew soon discovers his uncle was once a celebrated mathematician who staked all on solving the problem of Goldbach's Conjecture. For Petros dares solve Goldbach's Conjecture This Conjecture states that "EVERY EVEN NUMBER GREATER THAN TWO IS THE SUM OF TWO PRIMES".

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Petros Papachristos devotes the early part of his life trying to prove one of the greatest mathematical challenges of all time: Goldbach's Conjecture, the deceptively simple claim that every even.

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Contributed by Gordon Pace, IMAG "In my opinion, this is a grave misrepresentation of mathematicians. There is also a serious mathematical mistake underlying one of the main `events' in the book: Uncle Petros wants to talk to Godel to know whether it is decidable whether a particular problem ([Goldbach Conjecture], in his case) is provable or not.

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His young nephew soon discovers his uncle was once a celebrated mathematician who staked all on solving the problem of Goldbach's Conjecture.

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