Kepler s Conjecture How Some of the Greatest Minds in History Helped Solve One of the Oldest Math Problems in the World The fascinating story of a problem that perplexed mathematicians for nearly years In Johannes Kepler proposed that the best way to pack spheres as densely as possible was to pile them up in
The fascinating story of a problem that perplexed mathematicians for nearly 400 years In 1611, Johannes Kepler proposed that the best way to pack spheres as densely as possible was to pile them up in the same way that grocers stack oranges or tomatoes This proposition, known as Kepler s Conjecture, seemed obvious to everyone except mathematicians, who seldom take anyone sThe fascinating story of a problem that perplexed mathematicians for nearly 400 years In 1611, Johannes Kepler proposed that the best way to pack spheres as densely as possible was to pile them up in the same way that grocers stack oranges or tomatoes This proposition, known as Kepler s Conjecture, seemed obvious to everyone except mathematicians, who seldom take anyone s word for anything In the tradition of Fermat s Enigma, George Szpiro shows how the problem engaged and stymied many men of genius over the centuries Sir Walter Raleigh, astronomer Tycho Brahe, Sir Isaac Newton, mathematicians C F Gauss and David Hilbert, and R Buckminster Fuller, to name a few until Thomas Hales of the University of Michigan submitted what seems to be a definitive proof in 1998 George G Szpiro Jerusalem, Israel is a mathematician turned journalist He is currently the Israel correspondent for the Swiss daily Neue Zurcher Zeitung.

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George G Szpiro is an Israeli Swiss applied mathematician and journalist, who has emerged as a writer of popular science books.
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What's the best way to stack cannonballs on a ship, where space is limited? Sir Walter Raleigh asked a friend of his this question, one Thomas Harriot. He passed the question on to Johannes Kepler, who worked on it for a while, before deciding in exasperation that it was probably the same way melonsellers stack them in the market. But he couldn't prove it, which got under his, and many other mathematicians', skin. A mere 400 years later, we have the answer.It turns out Kepler, and the melonsel [...]
I generally like popular math and physics books. They're some of my favorite nonfiction. Not so Kepler's Conjecture. There's too much academic history here to be of interest to real mathematicians, and too much highlevel math, presented too inaccessibly, to be of interest to laymen. To add insult to injury, Szpiro proves in the very early and very late chapters that he's perfectly capable of presenting mathematical material accessibly and charmingly. He just doesn't. The only people I can imag [...]
Bon livre de vulgarisation . Malheureusement mes pauvres connaissances en algèbres et en géométrie ne m'ont pas permis de suivre l’évolution des démonstrations au fil du livre.A relire dés que possible !