When I was first starting out in math, the more math books I could read the better! This has lead to quite the collection of math book – from textbooks to novels. Now there are way too many math books filling up the bookshelves here at Math Bootcamps and it is time to share some of that math love with all of you!
Today, I will be giving away a novel that anyone with the slightest curiosity about how mathematicians work will enjoy: Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession. Not sure if its for you? Here is what a couple of reviewers on Good Reads said:
Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture tells the story of a brilliant mathematician obsessed with proving Goldbach’s Conjecture (as reformulated by Euler: every even number greater than two is the sum of two primes). Despite the seemingly difficult mathematical subject, the book is a quick and easy read. This is a testament to the clear and simple prose of the author, himself a mathematician by training.
I am surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did, given the fact that mathematics is definitely not my forte. The main character spends nearly his entire life trying to prove Goldbach’s Conjecture – a quest which becomes an obsession.
The winner was chosen and the book was mailed off! Sorry if you missed it, but please subscribe to our the blog to find out about the next giveaway!
***If you would like to enter into the giveaway, just post a comment here and I will randomly select a person later in the week to send the book out to! Please don’t post your address etc – I will email whoever is selected.***