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Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture (edition 2000)

by Apostolos Doxiadis

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Title:Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture
Authors:Apostolos Doxiadis
Info:Faber & Faber (2000), Paperback, 224 pages
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Tags:novel, 2013

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Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis

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A charming and fast read.
"Every life should progress according to its basic axioms..." ( )
  Lord_Boris | Feb 21, 2017 |
It's not often you get a good combination of story telling and fiction with a strong mathematical tie-in. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
The aged Uncle Petros lives alone and is considered a failure. His nephew discovers that he used to be a great professor in number theory. They try to solve the unsolved Goldbach's Conjecture problem. Not a very exciting book, really. It's claimed to make maths accessible to everyone, but didn't really do anything for me. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
This is the story of the relationship between a man and his uncle, Petros Papachristos. Petros spent most of his life obsessed with solving Goldbach's Conjecture, one of the unproven conjectures of mathematics. There is a little bit of math - enough to talk about at a cocktail party, not to sit down and work through. There are famous mathematicians as minor characters, such as Godel and Turing. And there is a great obsession, and how it affected the man's life. The book is a fast read and particularly fun for mathematicians. ( )
  EowynA | Mar 25, 2015 |
ניסיון לא מוצלח להסביר לקהל הרחב מה עושה מתמטיקאי. ספר עלוב כתוב רע ולא מעניין. איך הוא זכה להצלחה רק אלוהים יודע. ( )
  amoskovacs | Jan 17, 2015 |
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