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Of men and numbers : the story of the great mathematicians

Author: Jane Muir
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explanations of these mathematical thinkers' invaluable contributions to the edifice of modern mathematical thought and to man's understanding of himself and his universe.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Muir
ISBN: 0486289737 9780486289731
OCLC Number: 33104006
Notes: Originally published: New York : Dodd, Mead, 1961.
Description: 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Pythagoras, 582 B.C. -507 B.C. ; Euclid, c.300 B.C. ; and Archimedes, 287 B.C.-212 B.C. --
Cardano, 1501-1576 --
René Descartes, 1596-1650 --
Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662 --
Isaac Newton, 1642-1727 --
Leonard Euler, 1707-1783 --
Carl Friedrich Gauss, 1777-1855 --
Nicholas Lobatchevsky, 1793-1856 --
Évariste Galois, 1811-1832 --
Georg Cantor, 1845-1918.
Other Titles: Of men & numbers
Responsibility: Jane Muir.
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Explanations of these mathematical thinkers' invaluable contributions to the edifice of modern mathematical thought and to man's understanding of himself and his universe.

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