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 overdue 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 detention center. Charged below an vague blasphemy legislations in a small New Jersey city in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged via a skeptical pass judgement on to protect his trust that the knowledge of arithmetic could be prolonged to all human knowledge--including faith. jointly, the 2 males become aware of the power--and the fallibility--of what has lengthy been thought of the top of human walk in the park, Euclidean geometry.

As grandfather and grandson fight with the query of even if there can ever be absolute sure bet in arithmetic or lifestyles, they're pressured to re-evaluate their primary ideals and offerings. Their tales hinge on their explorations of parallel advancements within the examine of geometry and infinity--and the maths all through is as rigorous and engaging because the narrative and characters are compelling and complex.

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

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