Description 
1 online resource (xii, 110 pages) : illustrations (some color) 
Series 
Springer biographies 

Springer biographies.

Contents 
Preface  Introduction  Childhood  High School  University  Connection with Number Theory  Sieve  Applied Mathematics Explored  Lost Memories  Back to Math  Dabbling in Mathematical Statistics  A Sip of Mathematics History  When the Curtain Falls 
Summary 
This book is an autobiographical interview with Chinese Academician Yuan Wang on his experience in mathematical research. In the book Wangs way of studying Goldbach conjecture is revealed in detail from motivation to method; Wangs approach and viewpoint of doing applied mathematics are described by the research cases of his applying number theoretic method to numerical integration and mathematical statistics. Wangs work on algebraic number theory is traced back in a separate chapter. The book ends with two chapters which introduce Wangs interest in history of mathematics and his hobbies outside of mathematical research and show how a mathematician can in the same time be a historical and popular science writer and, in particular, a wellreceived calligrapher. The book is intended for undergraduate and graduate students studying number theory and its applications, researchers who are willing to learn from the experience of an established mathematician, as well as math amateurs and general audience who are interested in Wang's life story 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Wang, Yuan, 1930


Goldbach conjecture.


Algebraic number theory.


Algebraic number theory


Goldbach conjecture

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9789811935510 

9811935513 
