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Journey through Genius

The Great Theorems of Mathematics

William Dunham

Like masterpieces of art, music, and literature, great mathematical theorems are creative milestones, works of genius destined to last forever. Now William Dunham gives them the attention they deserve.Dunham places each theorem within its historical context and explores the very human and often turbulent life of the creator — from Archimedes, the a...
Publish Date
1991
August 1
First Published in 1990
Goodreads rating
4.22
ISBN
8601404459450
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Feb 08, 2021
For people who want to see some actual math in their pop math books, all the books by William Dunham are superb. I especially recommend “Journey through genius” and “The calculus gallery”. “Prime obsession” by John Derbyshire is also excellent.      source