This mathematical thriller takes place in India where American computer science professor Joshua Ezekiel is attempting to figure out the twisted criminal plot that his recently murdered student had become involved in.
Steradians themselves have surprisingly little to do with it, but with the help of his friend Lakshman and his brilliant student Divya, Ezekiel eventually connects the murder to a bizarre combination of: the Traveling Salesman Problem, the Hindu religion, the collapse of the rupee, a forgotten piece of mathematical wisdom from the past that can speed up algorithms, white collar crime, and Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Thanks to Allan Goldberg for bringing this book to my attention. |