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Uncle Petros and Goldbach"s Conjecture

A Novel of Mathematical Obsession

by Apostolos Doxiadis

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  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Bloomsbury USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mystery & Detective - General,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • General,
  • Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages220
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8786265M
    ISBN 101582341281
    ISBN 109781582341286
    OCLC/WorldCa45785335

      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". This is an apparently simple mathematical problem, yet it has remained unsolved for two hundred and fifty years. The delight of this novel is that it seems to go over all the options in layman's terms/5(99).   About Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture In the tradition of Fermat's Last Theorem and Einstein's Dreams, a novel about mathematical obsession. 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.

      Buy Uncle Petros & Goldbach's Conjecture by Doxiadis, Apostolos from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Uncle Petros & Goldbach's Conjecture: : Doxiadis, Apostolos: Books/5(91). Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture is a novel by Greek author Apostolos Doxiadis. It concerns a young man's interaction with his reclusive uncle, who sought to prove that every even number greater than two is the sum of two primes, which is a famous unsolved mathematics problem called Goldbach's Conjecture.


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Petros Papachristos devotes the early part of his life trying to prove Goldbach`s Conjecture. This book is a great book and I would recommended it 4/5. Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession Apostolos Doxiadis (Author), Keith Szarabajka (Narrator), Audible Studios for Bloomsbury (Publisher) Get Audible Free/5().

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Bottom Line First: It is difficult to know who will like Apostolos Doxiadis’ Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture. Much of the story telling is built around a failed attempt to solve a mathematical notion. Not just Mathematics, but Number Theory. This alone will scare off readers/5().

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession Kindle Edition/5(). This novel by Doxiadis is about a Greek mathematician, Petros who attempts to prove this conjecture. The story is told by his unnamed nephew and is based on his recollection of the time spent with Petros.

The book is not an attempt to discuss the problem of Goldbach, in fact there is very little mathematics in the book.

About Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture. In this critically acclaimed international bestseller, Petros Papachristos, a mathematical prodigy, has devoted much 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 number greater than two is the sum of two primes.

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture is an inspiring novel of intellectual adventure, proud genius, the exhilaration of pure mathematics - and the rivalry and antagonism which torment those who pursue impossible : Faber and Faber.

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'Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture' deals with notions of talent, obsession, failure, and choice. The narrative concerns a man with incredible talent in mathematics who becomes obsessed with finding the solution to one of mathematics great problems.

His failure (at least in any recognisable way) to find the solution leads many, especially /5(99). Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jan. by Apostolos Doxiadis (Author)/5(91).

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture is a novel by Greek author Apostolos Doxiadis. It concerns a young man's interaction with his reclusive uncle, who sought to prove that every even number greater than two is the sum of two primes, which is a famous unsolved mathematics problem called.

Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture tells the story of the narra-tor’s uncle, a gifted Greek mathematician named Petros Papachristos, who pitted his strengths against Goldbach’s Conjecture and lost. While Uncle Petros is fictional, a number of real-life File Size: 46KB.

As part of their effort to promote this book, Bloomsbury (the American publisher of Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture) and Faber and Faber (the British publisher) have announced a $1 million prize for the first person to prove Goldbach's Conjecture within the next two the announcement on the Faber and Faber web site.

Uncle Petros and Golbach's Conjecture was originally a best selling Greek novel and has now been published over 20 languages so don't get switched off by the title and subject matter.

Forget about it being about maths and in fact think of Moby Dick to place this book. It's about obsession and pride in chasing the impossible by: Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture () tells the tale of brilliant mathematician Petros Papachristos, who devotes his life to solving a notoriously difficult problem.

His young nephew’s passion to unearth his secret leads to a fascinating denouement which reveals the full existential grandeur of Petros’s dream and the deep mystery of mathematics. Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture is an inspiring novel of intellectual adventure, proud genius, the exhilaration of pure mathematics - and the rivalry and antagonism which torment those who pursue impossible goals/5(88).

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture Paperback – 1 July by Apostolos Doxiadis (Author) out of 5 stars 71 ratings. See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from /5(71).Editions for Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in Cited by: