am 1. November 2012
The Music of maths — through the times
From its atoms, its reasons and rhymes:
You will hear it, indeed
Once you started to read
Marcus du Sautoy’s book on the Primes.
Friday afternoon a colleague lent me his copy of the above mentioned book (in a German translation). Once I started to read it I couldn't stop and just finished it half an hour before writing this. In the meantime I ordered an English copy.
For all those of you interested in maths and its history: It's a great one, you'll probably enjoy reading!
See also: Thread in the forum of: OEDILF, The Aardvark & Armadillo, Book Reviews In Limerick Form (BRILF)
am 11. Januar 2014
The sound of the primes is very interesting, sometimes surprising but most of the time just pleasure to listen to. The book is written by an insider with a great talent to describe complicated mathematical matter in a simple way without losing the essential. I have read the book with great joy. Unfortunately, the electronic version of the book doesn’t not display the many figures the text it is referring to! I have tried different devices without success. That’s why I have deleted one star in my overall judgment.