Men of Mathematics

Men of Mathematics

Book - 1986 | 1st Touchstone ed
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From one of the greatest minds in contemporary mathematics, Professor E.T. Bell, comes a witty, accessible, and fascinating look at the beautiful craft and enthralling history of mathematics.

Men of Mathematics provides a rich account of major mathematical milestones, from the geometry of the Greeks through Newton's calculus, and on to the laws of probability, symbolic logic, and the fourth dimension. Bell breaks down this majestic history of ideas into a series of engrossing biographies of the great mathematicians who made progress possible--and who also led intriguing, complicated, and often surprisingly entertaining lives.

Never pedantic or dense, Bell writes with clarity and simplicity to distill great mathematical concepts into their most understandable forms for the curious everyday reader. Anyone with an interest in math may learn from these rich lessons, an advanced degree or extensive research is never necessary.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1986, c1937
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed
ISBN: 9780671628185
Branch Call Number: 920 B433
Characteristics: xvii, 590 p. ; 22 cm


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Feb 25, 2018

The book has been discredited. The author was found to have made up facts about historical figures. It should be considered fiction.


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