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

by William Dunham

  • ISBN: 9780471176619
  • ISBN10: 0471176613

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

by William Dunham

  • List Price: $22.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publish date: 03/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780471176619
  • ISBN10: 0471176613
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Description: "If you want to encourage anyone's interest in math, get them The Mathematical Universe... it is enchanting to read". -- New Scientist

"A fascinating collection of essays that touch every facet of the history of mathematics, this is sure to be one of the largest of the crown Jewels of popular mathematics". -- Journal of Recreational Mathematics

This engaging excursion from the acclaimed author of Journey Through Genius offers a rare profile of the great proofs, conundrums, disputes, and solutions that have shaped the world of mathematics. Alphabetically arranged from Arithmetic to Zero, this tour chances upon everything from the antics of the battling Bernoulli brothers to the wonders of Fibonacci series to the quandry of Russell's Paradox.
-- A Book-of-the-Month Club, Quality Paperback, and History Book Club selection

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