Download e-book for kindle: A Certain Ambiguity: A Mathematical Novel by Gaurav Suri,Hartosh Singh Bal

By Gaurav Suri,Hartosh Singh Bal

While taking a category on infinity at Stanford within the overdue Eighties, Ravi Kapoor discovers that he's confronting a similar mathematical and philosophical dilemmas that his mathematician grandfather had confronted many a long time earlier--and that had landed him in penitentiary. Charged lower than an vague blasphemy legislations in a small New Jersey city in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged through a skeptical pass judgement on to shield his trust that the knowledge of arithmetic should be prolonged to all human knowledge--including faith. jointly, the 2 males detect the power--and the fallibility--of what has lengthy been thought of the head of human sure bet, Euclidean geometry.

As grandfather and grandson fight with the query of no matter if there can ever be absolute walk in the park in arithmetic or lifestyles, they're pressured to think again their basic ideals and offerings. Their tales hinge on their explorations of parallel advancements within the examine of geometry and infinity--and the math all through is as rigorous and engaging because the narrative and characters are compelling and complex.

Moving and enlightening, A yes Ambiguity is a narrative approximately what it capacity to stand the extent--and the limits--of human knowledge.

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