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Men of Mathematics

Author: E T Bell
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2014.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bell, E.T.
Men of Mathematics.
New York : Touchstone, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E T Bell
ISBN: 9781476784250 1476784256 0671628186 9780671628185
OCLC Number: 1086021007
Description: 1 online resource (496 pages)
Contents: Intro; Dedication; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Modern Minds in Ancient Bodies; 3. Gentleman, Soldier, and Mathematician; 4. The Prince of Amateurs; 5. "Greatness and Misery of Man"; 6. On the Seashore; 7. Master of All Trades; 8. Nature or Nurture?; 9. Analysis Incarnate; 10. A Lofty Pyramid; 11. From Peasant to Snob; 12. Friends of an Emperor; 13. The Day of Glory; 14. The Prince of Mathematicians; 15. Mathematics and Windmills; 16. The Copernicus of Geometry; 17. Genius and Poverty; 18. The Great Algorist; 19. An Irish Tragedy; 20. Genius and Stupidity; 21. Invariant Twins 22. Master and Pupil23. Complete Independence; 24. The Man, Not the Method; 25. The Doubter; 26. Anima Candida; 27. Arithmetic the Second; 28. The Last Universalist; 29. Paradise Lost?; About the Author; Index; Copyright

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Bertrand Russell Professor Bell has done his work well....Any [one] engaged in learning mathematics will profit by reading him, since he humanizes the subject and helps to a realization of the Read more...

 
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