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Stamping through mathematics

Author: Robin J Wilson
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2001.
Series: Proteins and cell regulation, v. 3.
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A collection of more than 350 stamps, illustrated with mathematical figures, people, and content, each reproduced in enlarged format, in full color. It focuses on the variety of mathematical elements  Read more...

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Wilson, Robin J.
Stamping through mathematics.
New York : Springer, ©2001
(DLC) 00052279
(OCoLC)45270375
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin J Wilson
ISBN: 0387217517 9780387217512 0387989498 9780387989495
OCLC Number: 56138132
Notes: "All science is either physics or stamp collecting Ernest Rutherford."
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 126 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Introduction; Preface; Early mathematics; Egypt; Greek geometry; Plato's Academy; Euclid and Archimedes; Greek astromony; Ancient board games; China; Central America; India; Islamic mathematics: Al-Khwarizmi to Alhazen; Islamic astronomy Islamic mathematics: Avicenna to al-Tusi; Late Islamic mathematics; Europe: the Middle Ages; The growth of learning; Art and mathematics; Chess and Go; The age of exploration; Map making; Mathematical instruments; Globes; Nicolaus Copernicus; Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo; Calendars and clocks; Calculating numbers; France: Descartes and Pascal; Isaac Newton; The Continent: Leibniz to Euler; Reactions to Newton; Halley's comet; Determination of longitude; Mathematics in the New World; Enlightenment France; The French Revolution; Gauss and non-Euclidian geometry; The development of algebra; 19th-century astronomy; Russia; Eastern Europe; China and Japan; Mathematical physics 1; Mathematical physics 2; Albert Einstein; Mathematical physics 3; Statistics; 20th-century mathematics.
Series Title: Proteins and cell regulation, v. 3.
Responsibility: Robin J. Wilson.
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