# Poincaré's Prize

## The Hundred-year Quest to Solve One of Math's Greatest Puzzles

Book - 2007
Publisher:
New York : Dutton, c2007.

ISBN:
9780525950240

0525950249

0525950249

Branch Call Number:
510.76 Szp 3583ul 1

510.76 Szp 3583tc 1

510.76 Szp 3583tc 1

Characteristics:
ix, 309 p.

## Comment

Add a CommentI did not know the mathematical community could be so intriguing. This book follows the development and many false starts into a conjecture that took almost 100 years to solve. This could have had a bit more mathematics, even if only in an annex but still a great story and well presented.

This book is a good read regarding a topic in topology. It is accessible to the average reader, and interestingly enough, the conjecture (now a theorem) can be introduced with basic notions of topology but the work involved to prove it far exceeds the statement as it can be shown in the book. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in knowing what is the characterization of a sphere. I.e. What makes a sphere a sphere?