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# I Problemi Del Millennio

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The definitive account of the Everests of mathematics--the seven unsolved problems that define the state of the art in contemporary math.

In 2000, the Clay Foundation announced a historic competition: whoever could solve any of seven extraordinarily difficult mathematical problems, and have the solution acknowledged as correct by the experts, would receive $1 million in pr ...more

In 2000, the Clay Foundation announced a historic competition: whoever could solve any of seven extraordinarily difficult mathematical problems, and have the solution acknowledged as correct by the experts, would receive $1 million in pr ...more

Paperback, 304 pages

Published
2004
by Longanesi
(first published 2002)

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The Riemann Hypothesis inv ...more

As an introduction, I think the book does a good job of imparting the general idea of each of the problems, even the Hodge Conjecture which in its full glory is well past my ability to comprehend without a few years of study. I recommend this book as a good starting point for getting an overall understand ...more

Pages 179 & 180

"In four dimensions the bottle would not have to pass through itself. To the person in the street, an object that exists in four-dimensional space doesn’t really exist of course, but this trivial objection does not deter the mathematician. After all everyon ...more

Did I said "$1 million"? Yes, apart from achieving the satisfaction of solving an "unsolved" math problem, Clay Mathematics Institute offers $1 million ...more

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Apr 26, 2014
Sam Poole
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it was ok
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review of another edition

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Devlin tries and for that he deserves Praise. The seven millennium problems are described as simply as possible, which is still too complicated for most folks (the last two chapters sent my head spinning and were the reason I took so long to finish this!). An interesting look at complex algebra and complex systems and a fun behind the scenes glance at the histories and culture of mathematicians. Try it out but be warned, it's a challenge.

but generally well written and complete. The author does a great job at simplifying a lot of the maths

and transmits pretty well the spirit of each problem. The book is not dense by any means and has a lot of background information regarding the history of each problem. I recommend it to anyone that is interested in math and math history.

Mar 06, 2011
Clark Lyons
rated it
it was amazing
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40-book-challenge,
math

This book really explains each one of the millenium problems in a way that is easy to understand. It was very informative.

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Dr. Keith Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the university's H-STAR institute, a Consulting Professor in the Department of Mathematics, a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network, and a Senior Researcher at CSLI. He is a World Economic Forum Fellow and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His current research is focused on the use of differ
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