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The mind of the mathematician

Author: Michael Fitzgerald; I M James
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University, 2007.
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These topics, together with a succinct analysis of some of the great mathematical personalities of the past three centuries, combine to form an eclectic and fascinating blend of story and scientific  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fitzgerald; I M James
ISBN: 0801885876 9780801885877
OCLC Number: 427476582
Description: xiii, 181 p
Contents: PrefaceIntroductionPart I: Tour of the Literature1. Mathematicians and Their World2. Mathematical Ability3. The Dynamics of Mathematical CreationPart II: Twenty Mathematical Personalities4. Lagrange, Gauss, Cauchy, and Dirichlet5. Hamilton, Galois, Byron, and Riemann6. Cantor, Kovalevskaya, Poincare, and Hilbert7. Hadamard, Hardy, Noether, and Ramanujan8. Fisher, Wiener, Dirac, and GoedelReferencesIndex
Responsibility: Michael Fitzgerald and Ioan James.
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