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Author O'Shea, Donal.

Title The Poincar©Øe conjecture : in search of the shape of the universe / Donal O'Shea.

Imprint New York : Walker & Co., 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  QA611    Available
Edition paperback ed.
Description ix, 293 p. : ill., maps, ports., charts ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cambridge, April 2003 -- The shape of the earth -- Possible worlds -- The shape of the universe -- Euclid's geometry -- The non-Euclideans -- Bernhard Riemann's probationary lecture -- Riemann's legacy -- Klein and Poincar©Øe -- Poincar{acu
Summary Conceived in 1904, the Poincar©Øe conjecture, a puzzle that speaks to the possible shape of the universe and lies at the heart of modern topology and geometry, has resisted attempts by generations of mathematicians to prove or to disprove i
Subject Poincar©Øe, Henri, 1854-1912.
Perelman, Grigori.
International Congress of Mathematicians (2006 : Madrid, Spain)
Poincar©Øe conjecture.
Algebraic topology.
Mathematics -- Awards -- History.
Mathematicians -- History.
ISBN 0802716547