Makers of MathematicsBook - 2006
This book recounts the history of mathematics as revealed in the lives and writings of distinguished mathematicians such as Archimedes, Descartes, Fermat, Pascal, Newton, Leibniz, Euler, Gauss, Hamilton, Einstein, and more. The author introduces and explains the roles of these gifted and colorful figures in the development of mathematics as well as the ways in which their work relates to mathematics as a whole. Although the emphasis is primarily biographical, the author also discusses major historical themes and explains new ideas and techniques.
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2006.
Edition: Dover ed.
Branch Call Number: 510.9 HO
Characteristics: xv, 439 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.