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- Elliptic Tales

Curves, Counting, and Number Theory

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- Hardcover29.9524.95ISBN9780691151199280 pp.6 x 9 1/452 line illus. 16 tables.
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- E-bookISBN9781400841714

*Elliptic Tales* describes the latest developments in number theory by looking at one of the most exciting unsolved problems in contemporary mathematics—the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture. In this book, Avner Ash and Robert Gross guide readers through the mathematics they need to understand this captivating problem.

The key to the conjecture lies in elliptic curves, which may appear simple, but arise from some very deep—and often very mystifying—mathematical ideas. Using only basic algebra and calculus while presenting numerous eye-opening examples, Ash and Gross make these ideas accessible to general readers, and, in the process, venture to the very frontiers of modern mathematics.

**Avner Ash** is professor of mathematics at Boston College. **Robert Gross** is associate professor of mathematics at Boston College. They are the coauthors of *Fearless Symmetry: Exposing the Hidden Patterns of Numbers* (Princeton).

"A carefully thought out presentation."**--Danny Yee, Danny Reviews**

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## Other Books Written by this Author(s)

- Avner Ash
- Robert Gross

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