By Avner Ash
Elliptic Tales describes the most recent advancements in quantity idea by way of the most fascinating unsolved difficulties in modern mathematics--the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture. during this publication, Avner Ash and Robert Gross advisor readers during the arithmetic they should comprehend this eye-catching problem.
The key to the conjecture lies in elliptic curves, that could look easy, yet come up from a few very deep--and usually very mystifying--mathematical principles. utilizing purely uncomplicated algebra and calculus whereas proposing a number of eye-opening examples, Ash and Gross make those rules available to basic readers, and, within the procedure, enterprise to the very frontiers of contemporary arithmetic.
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