Remarkable Mathematicians: From Euler to von Neumann

Remarkable Mathematicians: From Euler to von Neumann

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by Ioan James
     
 

This book profiles 60 important mathematicians whose combined stories represent an outline of the way in which mathematics developed from 1700 to 1910. The biographies, which average 7 pages in length, are arranged chronologically and emphasize the life stories of the characters rather than the details of their achievements. The book keeps technical detail to a… See more details below

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This book profiles 60 important mathematicians whose combined stories represent an outline of the way in which mathematics developed from 1700 to 1910. The biographies, which average 7 pages in length, are arranged chronologically and emphasize the life stories of the characters rather than the details of their achievements. The book keeps technical detail to a minimum, and will appeal to general readers interested in mathematics and history. The book contains several black and white portraits, and does not have an index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521520942
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Series:
Spectrum Series
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,412,595
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue
1From Euler to Legendre1
Leonhard Euler (1707-1783)1
Jean-le-Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783)8
Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736-1813)14
Gaspard Monge (1746-1818)20
Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827)28
Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752-1833)36
2From Fourier to Cauchy42
Joseph Fourier (1768-1830)42
Sophie Germain (1776-1831)47
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)58
Simeon-Denis Poisson (1781-1840)69
Jean Victor Poncelet (1788-1867)76
Augustin Cauchy (1789-1857)81
3From Abel to Grassmann91
Niels Abel (1802-1829)91
Carl Jacobi (1804-1851)97
Lejeune Dirichlet (1805-1859)103
William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865)109
Joseph Liouville (1809-1882)116
Hermann Grassmann (1809-1877)123
4From Kummer to Cayley129
Ernst Kummer (1810-1893)129
Evariste Galois (1811-1832)134
J. J. Sylvester (1814-1897)141
Karl Weierstrass (1815-1897)150
P. L. Chebyshev (1821-1894)159
Arthur Cayley (1821-1895)165
5From Hermite to Sophus Lie173
Charles Hermite (1822-1901)173
Leopold Kronecker (1823-1891)177
Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866)182
Henry Smith (1826-1883)189
Richard Dedekind (1831-1916)195
Sophus Lie (1842-1899)200
6From Cantor to Hilbert208
Georg Cantor (1845-1918)208
Gosta Mittag-Leffler (1846-1927)215
Felix Klein (1849-1925)219
Sonya Kovalevskaya (1850-1891)230
Henri Poincare (1854-1912)237
David Hilbert (1862-1943)246
7From E. H. Moore to Takagi258
E. H. Moore (1862-1932)258
Jacques Hadamard (1865-1963)263
Felix Hausdorff (1868-1942)271
Elie Cartan (1869-1951)279
Emile Borel (1871-1956)283
Teiji Takagi (1875-1960)292
8From Hardy to Lefschetz299
G. H. Hardy (1877-1947)299
Oswald Veblen (1880-1960)306
L. E. J. Brouwer (1881-1966)313
Emmy Noether (1882-1935)321
R. L. Moore (1882-1974)326
Solomon Lefschetz (1884-1972)333
9From Birkhoff to Alexander340
George Birkhoff (1884-1944)340
Hermann Weyl (1885-1955)345
George Polya (1887-1985)350
Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan (1887-1920)357
Richard Courant (1888-1972)362
J. W. Alexander (1888-1971)372
10From Banach to von Neumann380
Stafan Banach (1892-1945)380
Norbert Wiener (1894-1964)386
P. S. Aleksandrov (1896-1982)392
Oscar Zariski (1899-1986)401
A. N. Kolmogorov (1903-1987)407
John von Neumann (1903-1957)412
Epilogue417
Further Reading423
Collections426
Acknowledgements429

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