Bestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking explores the "masterpieces" of mathematics, 25 landmarks spanning 2,500 years and representing the work of 15 mathematicians, including Augustin Cauchy, Bernard Riemann, and Alan Turing. This extensive anthology allows readers to peer into the mind of genius by providing them with excerpts from the original mathematical proofs and results. It also helps them understand the progression of mathematical thought, and the very foundations of our present-day technologies. Each chapter begins with a biography of the featured mathematician, clearly explaining the significance of the result, followed by the full proof of the work, reproduced from the original publication.
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About the Author
Date of Birth:January 8, 1942
Place of Birth:Oxford, England
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There are several glaring typographical errors. Also, the images in the book, which include many of the proofs and Greek, are not resized, so on the high-DPI Nook HD and HD+, they are improbably small and almost impossible to read. Those two oversights are a big deal in a book for which accuracy is the point.
This book gives you the information that your math teacher never could. Hawkins describes the major events in the lives of the mathematicians who shaped modern mathematics. This book was so good i gave a copy to my pastor whom was math major in undergraduate school. Fills in the qeuations and proofs with real stories about the mathematicians.