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Men of mathematics

Author: Eric Temple Bell
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1986, ©1937.
Series: Touchstone book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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This volume looks at the lives and contribution of 35 pioneers of modern mathematics, from Zeno to Poincaré.
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Temple Bell
ISBN: 0671628186 9780671628185 9781435280830 1435280830 0833500228 9780833500229
OCLC Number: 13559123
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Includes index.
Description: xvii, 590 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Modern minds in ancient bodies [Zeno (fifth century B.C.), Eudoxus (408-355 B.C., Archimedes (287?-212 B.C.)] --
Gentleman, soldier, and mathematician [Decartes (1596-1650)] --
The prince of amateurs [Fermat (1601-1665)]--
"Greatness and misery of man" [Pascal (1623-1662)] --
On the seashore [Newton (1642-1727)] --
Master of all trades [Leibniz (1646-1716)] --
Nature or nurture? [The Bernoullis (seventeenth and eighteenth centuries)] --
Analysis incarnate [Euler (1707-1783)] --
A Lofty pyramid [Lagranade (1736-1813)] --
From peasant to snob [LaPlace (1749-1827)] --
Friends of an emperor [Monge (1746-1818), Fourier (1768-1830)] --
The day of glory [Poncelet (1788-1867)] --
The prince of mathematicians [Gauss (1777-1855)] --
Mathematics and Windmills [Cauchy (1789-1857)] --
The Copernicus of geometry [Lobatchewsky (1793-1856)] --
Genius and poverty [Abel (1802-1829)] --
The great algorist [Jacobi (1804 --
1851)] --
An Irish tragedy [Hamilton (1805 --
1865)] --
Genius and stupidity [Galois (1811 --
1832)] --
Invariant twins [Sylvester (1814-1897), Cayley (1821-1895)] --
Master and pupil [Weierstrass (1815-1897), Sonja Kowalewski (1850-1891)] --
Complete independence [Boole (1815-1864)] --
The Man, not the method [Hermite (1822-1901)] --
The doubter [Kronecker (1823-1891)] --
Anima candida [Riemann (1826-1866)] --
Arithmetic the second [Kummer (1810-1893)] --
The last universalist [Poincare (1854-1912)] --
Paradise lost? [Cantor (1845-1918)].
Series Title: Touchstone book.
Responsibility: by E.T. Bell.
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