# { Ebook } The Poincaré Conjecture In Search of the Shape of the Universe AUTHOR Donal OShea

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free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Donal OShea free read The Poincaré Conjecture In Search of the Shape of the Universe 100 Henri Poincaré was one of the greatest mathematicians of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century He revolutionized the field of topology which studies properties of geometric configurations that are unchanged by stretching or twisting The Poincaré conjecture lies at the heart of modern geometry and topology and even pertains to the possible shape of the universe The conjecture. There was some explanation earlier in the book but later explanation was poor I came away with little understanding of how the Poincare conjecture was solved The book was a disappointment but did provide a reference to book by Jeffrey Weeks that might offer better layman level explanations of topological concepts

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free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Donal OShea free read The Poincaré Conjecture In Search of the Shape of the Universe 100 States that there is only one shape possible for a finite universe in which every loop can be contracted to a single pointPoincaré's conjecture is one of the seven millennium problems that bring a one million dollar award for a solution Grigory Perelman a Russian mathematician has offered a proof that is likely to win the Fields Medal the mathematical euivalent of a Nobel prize in Augus. This book was in the mathematics section in the library and I was expecting something mathematics focused Hence I was disappointed by the history lesson this book turned out to be Except for the initial confusion it was a nice read

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free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Donal OShea free read The Poincaré Conjecture In Search of the Shape of the Universe 100 T 2006 He also will almost certainly share a Clay Institute millennium awardIn telling the vibrant story of The Poincaré Conjecture Donal O'Shea makes accessible to general readers for the first time the meaning of the conjecture and brings alive the field of mathematics and the achievements of generations of mathematicians whose work have led to Perelman's proof of this famous conjectu. As a recent grad student in mathematics I found this book incredibly interesting It made me want to go on and get my PhD in manifold theory