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A certain ambiguity : a mathematical novel, Gaurav Suri, Hartosh Singh Bal

Label
A certain ambiguity : a mathematical novel
Title
A certain ambiguity
Title remainder
a mathematical novel
Statement of responsibility
Gaurav Suri, Hartosh Singh Bal
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. As grandfather and grandson struggle with the question of whether there can ever be absolute certainty in mathematics or life, they are forced to reconsider their fundamental beliefs and choices. Their stories hinge on their explorations of parallel developments in the study of geometry and infinity--and the mathematics throughout is as rigorous and fascinating as the narrative and characters are compelling and complex. Moving and enlightening, A Certain Ambiguity is a story about what it means to face the extent--and the limits--of human knowledge"--EBL
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Suri, Gaurav
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA99
LC item number
.S87 2007eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bal, Hartosh Singh
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • FICTION
  • Mathematics
Label
A certain ambiguity : a mathematical novel, Gaurav Suri, Hartosh Singh Bal
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 279)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
649833310
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 281 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834778
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttzgdv
  • 618689fe-7103-4839-96c8-7aeab2b31cbc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649833310
Label
A certain ambiguity : a mathematical novel, Gaurav Suri, Hartosh Singh Bal
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 279)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
649833310
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 281 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834778
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttzgdv
  • 618689fe-7103-4839-96c8-7aeab2b31cbc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649833310

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