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 past due Nineteen Eighties, Ravi Kapoor discovers that he's confronting an identical mathematical and philosophical dilemmas that his mathematician grandfather had confronted many a long time earlier--and that had landed him in penal complex. Charged lower than an vague blasphemy legislations in a small New Jersey city in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged by way of a skeptical pass judgement on to shield his trust that the knowledge of arithmetic could be prolonged to all human knowledge--including faith. jointly, the 2 males realize 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 even if there can ever be absolute sure bet in arithmetic or existence, they're compelled to reassess their primary ideals and offerings. Their tales hinge on their explorations of parallel advancements within the learn of geometry and infinity--and the math all through is as rigorous and interesting because the narrative and characters are compelling and complex.

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

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