The Mathematics of Great Amateurs / Edition 2

The Mathematics of Great Amateurs / Edition 2

by Julian Lowell Coolidge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198539398

ISBN-13: 9780198539391

Pub. Date: 02/28/1990

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This unique history surveys the mathematical contributions of numerous individuals noted mainly for their groundbreaking activities in other fields. It evaluates the discoveries of such luminaries as Plato, Leonardo da Vinci, Omar Khayyam, Jan de Witt, Denis Diderot, William George Horner, Antoine Arnauld, and many others, providing fascinating information on their

Overview

This unique history surveys the mathematical contributions of numerous individuals noted mainly for their groundbreaking activities in other fields. It evaluates the discoveries of such luminaries as Plato, Leonardo da Vinci, Omar Khayyam, Jan de Witt, Denis Diderot, William George Horner, Antoine Arnauld, and many others, providing fascinating information on their lives and circumstances. The book also includes a valuable introductory essay by Professor Jeremy Gray, who comments on changes that have taken place in the study of history and mathematics since the initial publication of this classic work in 1949.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198539391
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1990
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Plato
2. Omar Khayyam
3. Pietro dei Francesci
4. Leonardo de Vinci
5. Albrecht Durer
6. John Napier, Baron of Merchiston
7. Blaise Pascal
8. Antoine Arnauld
9. Jan de Witt
10. Johann Heinrich Hudd
11. William, Viscount Brouncker
12. Guillaume L' Hospital, Marquis de Sainte-Mesme
13. Buffon
14. Denis Diderot
15. William George Horner
16. Bernard Bolzano

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