A Certain Ambiguity: A Mathematical Novel
While taking a class on infinity at Stanford in the late 1980s, Ravi Kapoor discovers that he is confronting the same mathematical and philosophical dilemmas that his mathematician grandfather had faced many decades earlier--and that had landed him in jail. Charged under an obscure blasphemy law in a small New Jersey town in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged by a skeptical judge to defend his belief that the certainty of mathematics can be extended to all human knowledge--including religion. Together, the two men discover the power--and the fallibility--of what has long been considered the pinnacle of human certainty, Euclidean geometry.
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The book "A certain ambiguity" of Gaurav Suri and Hartosh Singh Bal is a mathematical fiction that tries to give answers in basic philosophical questions that every human being is posing, like "What ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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A Certain Ambiguity is a novel centered around a young Indian student who discovers something about his grandfather and then investigates the mystery. In the process, he discovers much about geometry ... Vollständige Rezension lesen