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Prime Obsession by John Derbyshire
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May 26, 08

it was amazing
Recommended to Suhaila by: My dad!
Recommended for: Everyone
Read in May, 2008

Amazing and mind expanding. It's astounding to think that there are people out there working away at this crazy problem, and how much they have accomplished. I was fascinated by the brilliant leaps of logic and understanding across mathematical disciplines and methods. Yet the Reimann Hypothesis is still unproved.

Derbyshire's writing has piqued my curiosity and interest in both the different fields of mathematics and the principal historical figures of the Reimann Hypothesis. His writing is so immediate, the book sometimes reads like a whodunit, and the "characters" like Gauss, Euler, and Reimann come across as very soulful and human.

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