The Riemann Hypothesis
A Resource for the Afficionado and Virtuoso Alike
Editors: Borwein, P., Choi, S., Rooney, B., Weirathmueller, A. (Eds.)
 Contains recent advances and results in number theory
 Collects papers never before published in book form
 Explains the Riemann Hypothesis to someone without a background in complex analysis
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The Riemann Hypothesis has become the Holy Grail of mathematics in the century and a half since 1859 when Bernhard Riemann, one of the extraordinary mathematical talents of the 19th century, originally posed the problem. While the problem is notoriously difficult, and complicated even to state carefully, it can be loosely formulated as "the number of integers with an even number of prime factors is the same as the number of integers with an odd number of prime factors."
The Hypothesis makes a very precise connection between two seemingly unrelated mathematical objects, namely prime numbers and the zeros of analytic functions. If solved, it would give us profound insight into number theory and, in particular, the nature of prime numbers.
This book is an introduction to the theory surrounding the Riemann Hypothesis. Part I serves as a compendium of known results and as a primer for the material presented in the 20 original papers contained in Part II. The original papers place the material into historical context and illustrate the motivations for research on and around the Riemann Hypothesis. Several of these papers focus on computation of the zeta function, while others give proofs of the Prime Number Theorem, since the Prime Number Theorem is so closely connected to the Riemann Hypothesis.
The text is suitable for a graduate course or seminar or simply as a reference for anyone interested in this extraordinary conjecture.
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From the reviews:
"The Reimann Hypothesis presents itself as fundamentally a collection of wellknown papers related to the Reimann Hypothesis, with a long introduction to set the stage. … This may be a useful resource for small libraries … and for those who might like to have copies of the papers in their personal library." (Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MathDL, January, 2008)
"This book is intended as a reference work on the Riemann Hypothesis (RH). … will undoubtedly be extremely useful for anyone making a serious study of the zetafunction, and especially those with an interest in the historical development of the subject. The choice of the material is good, and the discussion is helpful. … anyone working in the area will benefit from a study of them. Overall this is a book which belongs on the shelves of anyone interested in the RH." (Roger HeathBrown, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1132 (10), 2008)
"Borwein (Simon Fraser Univ.) and others have compiled mostly classic papers contributing to the theory of the distribution of prime numbers. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upperdivision undergraduate through researchers/faculty." (D. V. Feldman, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), August, 2008)
"This delightfully written book on the Riemann Hypothesis is a welcome addition to the literature. … its structure makes it an ideal choice as a textbook for a reading course on the Riemann zeta function and its applications, especially in classes with students of diverse mathematical backgrounds and abilities. … I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. … It is a great service to have them collected in one place, and this will increase the number of mathematicians who read them." (Steven Joel Miller, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2009 k)
“This beautiful book is an indepth introduction to the Riemann hypothesis, arguably the most famous unsolved problem of mathematics. … the book will also be of interest for anyone with an interest in the history of this result. … For everyone else it is a most valuable resource of information on a fascinating conjecture and a most welcome addition to the literature.” (C. Baxa, Monatshefte für Mathematik, Vol. 160 (3), June, 2010)
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Bibliographic Information
 Bibliographic Information

 Book Title
 The Riemann Hypothesis
 Book Subtitle
 A Resource for the Afficionado and Virtuoso Alike
 Editors

 Peter Borwein
 Stephen Choi
 Brendan Rooney
 Andrea Weirathmueller
 Series Title
 CMS Books in Mathematics
 Copyright
 2008
 Publisher
 SpringerVerlag New York
 Copyright Holder
 SpringerVerlag New York
 eBook ISBN
 9780387721262
 DOI
 10.1007/9780387721262
 Hardcover ISBN
 9780387721255
 Softcover ISBN
 9781441924650
 Series ISSN
 16135237
 Edition Number
 1
 Number of Pages
 XIV, 533
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