By Avner Ash,Robert Gross

Elliptic Tales describes the most recent advancements in quantity concept by way of some of the most interesting unsolved difficulties in modern mathematics—the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture. during this booklet, Avner Ash and Robert Gross advisor readers throughout the arithmetic they should comprehend this fascinating 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 rules. utilizing basically easy algebra and calculus whereas proposing quite a few eye-opening examples, Ash and Gross make those principles available to basic readers, and, within the technique, enterprise to the very frontiers of recent mathematics.

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