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Journey Through Genius: Great Theorems of Mathematics

Journey Through Genius: Great Theorems of Mathematics

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Praise for William Dunham's Journey Through Genius The GreatTheorems of Mathematics Dunham deftly guides the reader through the verbal and logical intricacies of major mathematical questions and proofs, conveying a splendid sense of how the greatest mathematicians from ancient to modern times presented their arguments.

Ivars Peterson Author, The Mathematical TouristMathematics and Physics Editor, Science News


It is mathematics presented as a series of works of art; a fascinating lingering over individual examples of ingenuity and insight. It is mathematics by lightning flash. Isaac Asimov


It is a captivating collection of essays on major mathematical achievements brought to life by the personal and historical anecdotes that the author has skillfully woven into the text. This is a book that should find its place on the bookshelf of anyone interested in science and the scientists who create it. R. L.Graham, AT&T Bell Laboratories


Come on a time-machine tour through 2,300 years in which Dunham drops in on some of the greatest mathematicians in history. Almost as if we chat over tea and crumpets, we get to know them and their ideas that ring with eternity and that offer glimpses into the often veiled beauty of mathematics and logic. And all the while marvel, hoping that the tour will not stop. Jearl Walker, Physics Department, Cleveland State University Author of The FlyingCircus of Physics

Author: William Dunham
Publisher: Wiley
Published: 01/16/1991
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.34lbs
Size: 9.33h x 6.28w x 1.07d
ISBN: 9780471500308

About the Author
About the author WILLIAM DUNHAM is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. After receiving his PhD from Ohio State University in 1974, he joined the mathematics faculty at Hanover College in Indiana. He has directed a summer seminar funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities on the topic of The Great Theorems of Mathematics in Historical Context.

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