Elliptic Tales: Curves, Counting, and Number Theory (Hardback)

by Avner Ash, Robert Gross

Format: Hardback 280 pages

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

Price check

RRP £19.95

£16.89

You save: £3.06

Delivered FREE
in the UK

Add to basket

Elliptic Tales describes the latest developments in number theory by looking at one of the most exciting unsolved problems in contemporary mathematics--the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture. In this book, Avner Ash and Robert Gross guide readers through the mathematics they need to understand this captivating problem. The key to the conjecture lies in elliptic curves, which may appear simple, but arise from some very deep--and often very mystifying--mathematical ideas. Using only basic algebra and calculus while presenting numerous eye-opening examples, Ash and Gross make these ideas accessible to general readers, and, in the process, venture to the very frontiers of modern mathematics.

Book details

Published
21/02/2012

Publisher
Princeton University Press

ISBN
9780691151199


Other books by this author See all titles

The prices displayed are for website purchases only, and may differ to the prices in Waterstones shops.