Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics Derbyshire, J. May 25, 2004
Bernhard Riemann would make any list of the greatest mathematicians ever. In 1859, he proposed a formula to count prime numbers that has defied all attempts to prove it true. This new book tackles the Riemann hypothesis. Partly a biography of Riemann, Derbyshire’s work presents more technical details about the hypothesis and will probably attract math recreationists.