Author:
William Dunham

ISBN 13:
9780140147391

ISBN 10:
14014739

Edition:
Reprint

Publisher:
Penguin Books

Publication Date:
1991-08-01

Format:
Paperback

Pages:
320

List Price:
$17.00

Explores the ``masterpieces'' of mathematics, seventeen landmarks spanning 2,300 years and representing ten mathematicians. Each of these landmarks, to some degree, changed the way the world was perceived. Each theorem is presented with a description of the state of mathematics at the time, the development of the theorem, a biographical sketch of the mathematician and an outline of the proof with explanation.