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By Gaurav Suri,Hartosh Singh Bal

ISBN-10: 0691127093

ISBN-13: 9780691127095

ISBN-10: 0691146012

ISBN-13: 9780691146010

While taking a category on infinity at Stanford within the overdue 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 reformatory. Charged lower than an imprecise blasphemy legislation in a small New Jersey city in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged by way of 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 simple task, Euclidean geometry.

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

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

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