The Resource A certain ambiguity : a mathematical novel, Gaurav Suri, Hartosh Singh Bal
A certain ambiguity : a mathematical novel, Gaurav Suri, Hartosh Singh Bal
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 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 earlierand 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 knowledgeincluding religion. Together, the two men discover the power and the fallibilityof 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 infinityand 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 extentand the limitsof human knowledge"EBL
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (viii, 281 pages)
 Isbn
 9781400834778
 Label
 A certain ambiguity : a mathematical novel
 Title
 A certain ambiguity
 Title remainder
 a mathematical novel
 Statement of responsibility
 Gaurav Suri, Hartosh Singh Bal
 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 earlierand 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 knowledgeincluding religion. Together, the two men discover the power and the fallibilityof 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 infinityand 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 extentand the limitsof human knowledge"EBL
 Cataloging source
 N$T
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 1966
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 Suri, Gaurav
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 no index present
 Literary form
 fiction
 Nature of contents

 dictionaries
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
 1966
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
 Bal, Hartosh Singh
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 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 FICTION
 Mathematics
 Label
 A certain ambiguity : a mathematical novel, Gaurav Suri, Hartosh Singh Bal
 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
 ocn649833310
 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
 Note
 JSTOR
 Other physical details
 illustrations
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 22573/cttzgdv
 618689fe7103483996c87aeab2b31cbc
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 not applicable
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 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
 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
 ocn649833310
 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
 Note
 JSTOR
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId

 22573/cttzgdv
 618689fe7103483996c87aeab2b31cbc
 Quality assurance targets
 not applicable
 Reformatting quality
 unknown
 Sound
 unknown sound
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)649833310
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