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The great mathematicians.

Author: H W Turnbull
Publisher: New York, New York University Press, 1961.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of mathematics includes stories of great mathematicians from the 6th century B.C. to the present.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Turnbull, H.W. (Herbert Westren), 1885-1961.
Great mathematicians.
New York, New York University Press, 1961
(OCoLC)625812960
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H W Turnbull
OCLC Number: 699681
Description: 141 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Early beginnings: Thales, Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans --
Eudoxus and the Athenian school --
Alexandria: Euclid, Archimedes, and Apollonius --
The second Alexandrian school: Pappus and Diophantus --
The Renaissance: Napier and Kepler; the rise of analysis --
Descartes and Pascal: the early French geometers and their contemporaries --
Isaac Newton --
The Bernoullis and Euler --
McLaurin and Lagrange --
Gauss and Hamilton: the nineteenth century --
More recent developments.

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A biography of mathematics includes stories of great mathematicians from the 6th century B.C. to the present.

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