Great Moments in Mathematics: (before 1650)

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Mathematical Association of America, 1983 - Mathematics - 270 pages
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An inclusive look at pre-1650 mathematics, this collection of lectures covers discoveries by Pythagoras, Euclid, Archimedes, Ptolemy, Diophantus, Omar Khayyam, Fibonacci, Napier, Galileo, Kepler, Cavalieri and more.

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Professor William Dunham writes about one of the greatest mathematicians who has lived. Leonhard Euler (pronounced "oiler" or "OILa") lived from 1707 to 1783 and produced a massive volume of papers ... Read full review

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Reading Euler's story is inspiring! Read full review

Contents

lecture two The greatest Egyptian pyramid
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lecture four The first great theorem
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lecture five Precipitation of the first crisis
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