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The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities

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Publisher Comments:

"Dunham writes for nonspecialists, and they will enjoy his piquant anecdotes and amusing asides — Booklist

"Artfully, Dunham conducts a tour of the mathematical universe. . . he believes these ideas to be accessible to the audience he wants to reach, and he writes so that they are." — Nature

"If you want to encourage anyone's interest in math, get them The Mathematical Universe."

* New Scientist

Book News Annotation:

Introduces the great proofs, notorious disputes, and unsolved mysteries of mathematics in chapters spanning the field from A to Z. For general readers with a basic knowledge of algebra and geometry.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

WILLIAM DUNHAM, PhD, (Allentown, Pennsylvania) teaches math at Muhlenberg College. He is the author of Journey Through Genius (Wiley).

Table of Contents

Arithmetic.

Bernoulli Trials.

Circle.

Differential Calculus.

Euler.

Fermat.

Greek Geometry.

Hypotenuse.

Isoperimetric Problem.

Justification.

Knighted Newton.

Lost Leibniz.

Mathematical Personality.

Natural Logarithm.

Origins.

Prime Number Theorem.

Quotient.

Russell's Paradox.

Spherical Surface.

Trisection.

Utility.

Venn Diagram.

Where Are the Women?

X-Y Plane.

Z.

Afterword.

Notes.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471536567
Author:
Dunham, William
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematicians
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Subject:
Mathematics-Reference
Subject:
Popular Interest Mathematics
Copyright:
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
July 1994
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
243 x 162 x 25 mm 23 oz

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