Preface; 1. Prime numbers; 2. The zeta function; 3. The Riemann hypothesis; 4. Primes and the Riemann hypothesis; Appendix A. Why big primes are useful; Appendix B. Computer support; Appendix C. Further reading and internet surfing; Appendix D. Solutions to the exercises; Index.
An elementary guide to the world of prime numbers, infinite sequences, infinite products and functions behind the famous Riemann hypothesis.
Roland van der Veen is a Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam and a member of the Royal Dutch Mathematical Society. Jan van de Craats is Professor Emeritus at the University of Amsterdam. He is a member of the Royal Dutch Mathematical Society and the Dutch Association of Teachers of Mathematics, the author or co-author of more than ten books in Dutch, and a four-time leader of the Dutch team at the International Mathematical Olympiad.