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The mathematics of great amateurs

Author: Julian Lowell Coolidge
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A classic work in the literature of the history of mathematics. First published in 1949, it is a survey of the mathematical discoveries and work of significant figures who are not primarily known as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Lowell Coolidge
ISBN: 0198539398 9780198539391
OCLC Number: 20418646
Description: xxiv, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Biographical note; Introduction; Plato; Omar Khayyam; Pietro dei Franceschi; Leonardo da Vinci; Albrecht Durer; John Napier, Baron of Merchiston; Blaise Pascal; Antoine Arnauld; Jan de Witt; Johann Heinrich Hudde; William, Viscount Brouncker; Guillaume L'Hospital, Marquis de Sainte-Mesme; Buffon; Denis Diderot; William George Horner; Bernhard Bolzano; Index.
Responsibility: Julian Lowell Coolidge ; with an introductory essay by Jeremy Gray.
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