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The Resource A strange wilderness : the lives of the great mathematicians, Amir D. Aczel

A strange wilderness : the lives of the great mathematicians, Amir D. Aczel

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A strange wilderness : the lives of the great mathematicians
Title
A strange wilderness
Title remainder
the lives of the great mathematicians
Statement of responsibility
Amir D. Aczel
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bestselling popular science author Amir Aczel selects the most fascinating individuals and stories in the history of mathematics, presenting a colorful narrative that explores the quirky personalities behind some of the most profound, enduring theorems.Through such mathematical geniuses as Archimedes, Leonardo of Pisa (a.k.a. Fibonacci), Tartaglia ("the stutterer"), Descartes, Gottfried Liebniz, Carl Gauss, Joseph Fourier (Napoleon's mathematician), Evariste Galois, Georg Cantor, Ramanujan, and "Nicholas Bourbaki," we gather little known details about the alliances and rivalries that profoundly impacted the development of what the scheming doctor-turned-mathematician Geronimo Cardano called "The Great Art." This story of mathematics is not your dry "college textbook" account; tales of duels, battlefield heroism, flamboyant arrogance, pranks, secret societies, imprisonment, feuds, theft, and even some fatal errors of judgment fill these pages (clearly, genius doesn't guarantee street smarts). Ultimately, readers will come away from this book entertained, with a newfound appreciation of the tenacity, complexity, eccentricity, and brilliance of the mathematical genius"--
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Aczel, Amir D
Dewey number
510.92/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Mathematics
  • Mathematicians
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A strange wilderness : the lives of the great mathematicians, Amir D. Aczel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-271) and index
Control code
BK0009684730
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 284 p.
Isbn
9781402785849
Isbn Type
: HRD
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781402785849
Label
A strange wilderness : the lives of the great mathematicians, Amir D. Aczel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-271) and index
Control code
BK0009684730
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 284 p.
Isbn
9781402785849
Isbn Type
: HRD
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781402785849

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