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 a similar mathematical and philosophical dilemmas that his mathematician grandfather had confronted many many years earlier--and that had landed him in detention center. Charged lower than an vague blasphemy legislation in a small New Jersey city in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged via a skeptical pass judgement on to safeguard his trust that the understanding of arithmetic might be prolonged to all human knowledge--including faith. jointly, the 2 males notice 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 pressured to reassess their primary ideals and offerings. Their tales hinge on their explorations of parallel advancements within the research of geometry and infinity--and the maths all through is as rigorous and interesting because the narrative and characters are compelling and complex.

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

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