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A Certain Ambiguity

A Mathematical Novel


Συγγραφέας: Suri Gaurav , Bal Hartosh Singh
Εκδότης: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691127095
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 296
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Διαστάσεις: 24x2x15
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2007
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2007

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "A Certain Ambiguity"

While taking a class on infinity at Stanford in the late 1980s, Ravi Kapoor discovers that he is confronting the same mathematical and philosophical dilemmas that his mathematician grandfather had faced many decades earlier--and that had landed him in jail. Charged under an obscure blasphemy law in a small New Jersey town in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged by a skeptical judge to defend his belief that the certainty of mathematics can be extended to all human knowledge--including religion. Together, the two men discover the power--and the fallibility--of what has long been considered the pinnacle of human certainty, Euclidean geometry. As grandfather and grandson struggle with the question of whether there can ever be absolute certainty in mathematics or life, they are forced to reconsider their fundamental beliefs and choices. Their stories hinge on their explorations of parallel developments in the study of geometry and infinity--and the mathematics throughout is as rigorous and fascinating as the narrative and characters are compelling and complex. Moving and enlightening, A Certain Ambiguity is a story about what it means to face the extent--and the limits--of human knowledge.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Suri Gaurav, Bal Hartosh Singh
ISBN: 9780691127095
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 02/07/2007
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 296
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Γλώσσα πρωτοτύπου: English
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Jersey
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 567 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 56 line illus. 4 tables.
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2007

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