### Summary The Poincaré Conjecture In Search of the Shape of the Universe

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. Why is this book not widely read It s at least as good as books like Fermat s Last Theorem with far mathematical content If any layman wants a glimpse into the world of top level mathematics I cannot recommend a better book

### Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Donal OShea

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 Folk Shawls the greatest mathematicians of Why Knock Rock? the late nineteenth and early Fiction Writers Workshop twentieth century He revolutionized Witch, Please (Not Your Basic Witch the field of Fabricate topology which studies properties of geometric configurations First & Then that are unchanged by stretching or Ella Puede! the heart of modern geometry and Newlyweds Anal Lessons topology and even pertains The Millionairess to Elements of the Writing Craft the possible shape of Me Tawk Funny the universe The conjecture. There was some explanation earlier in Judgment Day the Poincare conjecture was solved The book was a disappointment but did provide a reference Bumperhead to book by Jeffrey Weeks The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas that might offer better layman level explanations of The Women on the Island topological concepts

### Donal OShea ☆ 4 Summary

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. The fact is I would need infinitive sets of lifes to read all the books I want and another set of infinitive lifes to put into practice everything I read in all the books I would achieve to read in those other infinite sets of lifes certainly an infinite number of books And yet I would need an infinite memory to recall all the things I learn from them and correct maybe all the infinite sets of mistakes I would make during my infinite learning If infinite books available I might not be able to start anew with the first book but having enough infinite time who knows Life would be infinite even if memory would notI finished this book with a feeling of satisfaction with the great pleasure of having touched albeit with the points of my fingers the fascinating world of topology and geometry and while I want

My meeting with this book fell considerably short of love at first sight Not saw it on sale yesterday at a Melbourne bookstore and asked if I th

So – the shape of the universe It’s a giant ball right? Especially when you think of its beginning in a big bang But that brings up the awkward uestion of what’s outside the ball Space universe is not infin

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

Why is this book not widely read? It's at least as good as books like Fermat's Last Theorem with far mathematical content If any layman wants a glimpse into the world of top level mathematics I cannot recommend a better book

I've been interested in the Millennium problems since I first read about them several years ago It was exciting to read about the first one to be solved I never took topology in college though so I have to admit that much of this went right over my head If you wanted to know without reading all the math yes the Poincare conjecture turned out to be true Pretty cool stuff

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

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

The fact is I would need infinitive sets of lifes to read all the books I want and another set of infinitive lifes to put into pract

This was a decent book but a bit of a hard readFirstly the book introduces many concepts by name with some short descriptions and then goes on to discuss them in some ualitative detail; how one concept leads to another; how concepts fail to connect For me at least this was difficult to follow Granted in order to truly understand what is being discussed you would need to understand the mathematics; perhaps this is just an insurm

This book was about as painful as reading the book of Genesis its pages mostly comprise a chronological list of mathematicians and so and so's work begot so and so's thesis interspersed with definitions sans explanation or example a group a ring etc The highlights were the only occasional example of geometry in mathemati