ISBN 9780671628185,Men Of Mathematics

Men Of Mathematics

Author:

E.T. Bell

Publisher:

Simon & Schuster

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ISBN 9780671628185
Publisher

Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 1986
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780671628185

ISBN-10 0671628186
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 608 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Educational: Mathematics & numeracy

Men of Mathematics is devoted to the lives and work of the greatest mathematicians of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The book provides a detailed account of major mathematical milestones, from the geometry of the Greeks and Newton's calculus to the laws of probability, symbolic logic, and the fourth dimension. The book includes several engrossing biographies of the great mathematicians and will make for an engaging read for those interested in the history of mathematics. About Eric T. Bell Eric Temple Bell was a Scottish-born mathematician and science fiction writer. In the early 1920's, Bell wrote several long poems. He also wrote several science fiction novels. Some of his other notable works include An Arithmetical Theory of Certain Numerical Functions, The Cyclotomic Quinary Quintic, Algebraic Arithmetic, and Debunking Science.

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