God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History

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Stephen W. Hawking
Running Press, 2005 - Mathematics - 1160 pages
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Bestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking explores the "masterpieces" of mathematics, 25 landmarks spanning 2,500 years and representing the work of 15 mathematicians, including Augustin Cauchy, Bernard Riemann, and Alan Turing. This extensive anthology allows readers to peer into the mind of genius by providing them with excerpts from the original mathematical proofs and results. It also helps them understand the progression of mathematical thought, and the very foundations of our present-day technologies. Each chapter begins with a biography of the featured mathematician, clearly explaining the significance of the result, followed by the full proof of the work, reproduced from the original publication.

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User Review  - Laurent - Goodreads

Contrary to what the title could imply, there is nothing about God and the mathematics in this book (by "and" I mean "intersection", not "union"). It's a collection of short bibliography of ... Read full review

great book

User Review  - Rahul Sharma - Flipkart

I just want to say..."PLEASE READ THIS BOOK IF YOU HAVE MUCH INTEREST IN MATHEMATICS....!!!!"awsome book,,,,even contains biography of the mathematical genius..... Read full review

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Stephen Hawking's ability to make science understandable and compelling to a lay audience was established with the publication of his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly 10 million copies in 40 languages. Hawking has authored or participated in the creation of numerous other popular science books, including On the Shoulders of Giants and The Illustrated On the Shoulders of Giants.

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