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Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics

 
 
 
 
Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
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.