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Tales of mathematicians and physicists

Author: Simon Gindikin
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, c 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. engl. ed., rev. and greatly expandedView all editions and formats
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This revised edition contains a wealth of new information about the lives and accomplishments of over a dozen scientists throughout five centuries. What emerges are intriguing, multifaceted studies  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographie
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Gindikin
ISBN: 0387360263 9780387360263
OCLC Number: 255431226
Notes: Übers. nach d. Ausg.: Moskau, 3. ed., 2001.
Description: XX, 382 S. : ill., graph. Darst
Contents: Ars Magna (The Great Art).- Two Tales of Galileo.- Christiaan Huygens and Pendulum Clocks.- Secrets of the Cycloid.- Blaise Pascal.- The Beginnings of Higher Geometry.- Leonhard Euler.- Joseph Louis Lagrange.- Pierre-Simon Laplace.- Prince of Mathematicians.- Felix Klein.- The Magic World of Henri Poincare.- The Enigma of Ramanujan.- On the Advantages of Coordinates and the Art of Chaining Hyperboloids.- The Complex World of Roger Penrose.
Other Titles: Rasskazy o fizikach i matematikach .
Responsibility: Simon Gindikin.
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