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
     
 

"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:
348,972
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM DUNHAM, Ph.D., is the Truman Koehler Professor ofMathematics at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Theauthor of the acclaimed Journey Through Genius, he was awarded the1993 George Pólya Award of the Mathematical Association ofAmerica for excellence in expository writing about mathematics. Heis also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for theHumanities.

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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