9780471536567

The Mathematical Universe An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471536567

  • ISBN10:

    0471536563

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1994-08-11
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

"Dunham writes for nonspecialists, and they will enjoy his piquant anecdotes and amusing asides -- Booklist "Artfully, Dunham conducts a tour of the mathematical universe. . . he believes these ideas to be accessible to the audience he wants to reach, and he writes so that they are." -- Nature "If you want to encourage anyone's interest in math, get them The Mathematical Universe." * New Scientist

Table of Contents

Preface iv
Acknowledgments vi
Arithmetic
1(10)
Bernoulli Trials
11(12)
Circle
23(14)
Differential Calculus
37(14)
Euler
51(14)
Fermat
65(10)
Greek Geometry
75(14)
Hypotenuse
89(14)
Isoperimetric Problem
103(12)
Justification
115(14)
Knighted Newton
129(14)
Lost Leibniz
143(16)
Mathematical Personality
159(8)
Natural Logarithm
167(12)
Origins
179(14)
Prime Number Theorem
193(8)
Quotient
201(12)
Russell's Paradox
213(12)
Spherical Surface
225(12)
Trisection
237(12)
Utility
249(12)
Venn Diagram
261(2)
Where Are the Women?
263(10)
X - Y Plane
273(14)
Z
287(9)
Afterword 296(1)
Notes 297(12)
Index 309

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