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Journey through genius : the great theorems of mathematics

Author: William Dunham
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1990.
Series: Wiley science editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mathematics is a science of rare mystery, created by great mathematicians who can at times seem like master magicians. This book opens up the world of mathematics to a wide and diverse audience of history, science, math, and general interest readers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dunham, William, 1947-
Journey through genius.
New York : Wiley, ©1990
(OCoLC)623336640
Named Person: Mathematik
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Dunham
ISBN: 0471500305 9780471500308 014014739X 9780140147391
OCLC Number: 20452336
Description: xiii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Hippocrates' quadrature of the Lune (ca. 440 B.C.) --
2. Euclid's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem (ca. 300 B.C.) --
3. Euclid and the infinitude of primes (ca. 300 B.C.) --
4. Archimedes' determination of circular area (ca. 225 B.C.) --
5. Heron's formula for triangular area (ca. A.D. 75) --
6. Cardano and the solution of the cubic (1545) --
7. A gem from Isaac Newton (late 1660s) --
8. The Bernoullis and the Harmonic series (1689) --
9. The extraordinary sums of Leonhard Euler (1734) --
10. A sampler of Euler's number theory (1736) --
11. The non-denumerability of the continuum (1874) --
12. Cantor and the transfinite realm (1891).
Series Title: Wiley science editions.
Responsibility: William Dunham.
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