The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities / Edition 1

The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities / Edition 1

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by William Dunham, Dunham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471176613

ISBN-13: 9780471176619

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: Wiley

"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

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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471176619
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
619,650
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.85(d)

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.

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The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Good read!I now have had this book for about 2 years.I'm still amazed at how insightful the author is.In telling with storyteller's magic (as it were) the great proofs of science .Written with rye humor and wit.