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God Created The Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History
     

God Created The Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History

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by Stephen Hawking
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762432721
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
03/29/2007
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
648,566
File size:
50 MB
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Meet the Author

Stephen Hawking's ability to make science understandable and compelling to a lay audience was established with the publication of his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly 10 million copies in 40 languages. Hawking has authored or participated in the creation of numerous other popular science books, including On the Shoulders of Giants and The Illustrated On the Shoulders of Giants.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Cambridge, England
Date of Birth:
January 8, 1942
Place of Birth:
Oxford, England

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God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.