A history of the discoveries of the major figures in mathematics from the Ancients to Einstein. It includes separate chapters on the work of mathematicians such as Descartes, Fermat, Pascal, Newton, Leibnitz, Euler, Gauss, Hamilton, Babbage and Einstein. The reader does not require anything more than a rusty knowledge of A-Level maths. Both pure and applied mathematics are covered, as most of the "greats" worked in both areas.
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Book Description Penguin Books, London, UK, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: None As Issued. First Edition, First Printing. BRAND NEW & Collectible. Illustrated soft cover/Fine; photo portraits of Einstein, Pascal, Decartes & Babbage. A fascinating and most readable biographical studies of giants in mathematics with attention to the socio-political and intellectual themes current when they practiced their art. The volume is an outgrowth of essays first published in the Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Application. Text in 17 chapters: Chapter 1, The Beginnings; 2, Early Greek Mathematics; 3, Euclid & Apollonius; 4, Archimedes & the Later Hellenistic Period; 5, The Long Interlude; 6, The Renaissance; 7, Descartes, Fermat & Pascal; 8, Newton; 9, Newton's Principia; 10, Newton's Circle; 11, Leibniz; 12, Euler; 13, D'Alembert & His Contemporaries; 14, Gauss; 15, Hamilton & Boole; 16, Dedekind & Cantor; and, 17, Einstein. Bookseller Inventory # 004429
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140227326
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