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### Gamma: Exploring Euler’s Constant (Julian Havil) – review

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## Gamma: Exploring Euler’s Constant

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Ryan Coons marked it as to-read Aug 15, Exploring Euler’s Constant Volume 53 of Princeton science library. You submitted the following rating and review. Gamma Julian Havil No preview available – You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: He is the author of several books, including Disturbing the Universe and Origins of Life.

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Among the numerous topics that arise during this historical odyssey into fundamental mathematical ideas are the Prime Number Theorem and the most important open problem in mathematics today–the Riemann Hypothesis though no proof of either is offered! Other books in this series.

## Gamma : Exploring Euler’s Constant

DJ marked it as to-read May 18, Among the numerous topics that arise during this historical odyssey into fundamental mathematical ideas are the Prime Number Theorem and the most important open problem in mathematics today–the Riemann Hypothesis though no proof of either is offered!

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