Journey through genius: the great theorems of mathematics

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Penguin Books, Aug 1, 1991 - Mathematics - 300 pages
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A rare combination of the historical, biographical, and mathematicalgenius, this book is a fascinating introduction to a neglected field of human creativity. Dunham places mathematical theorem, along with masterpieces of art, music, and literature and gives them the attention they deserve.

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This is my review on Amazon dated January 24, 2012: I can hardly imagine one running out of words of praise for this book. What a treat! I would read it on the bus to and from work (5-odd years since ... Read full review

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This book takes one from the advent of formal mathematics in Greek times to modernity through examining landmark theorems that have greatly impacted mathematics. The author also provides a splendid ... Read full review

Contents

Hippocrates Quadrature of the Lune ca 440 b c
1
Euclids Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem ca 300 b c
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Euclid and the Infinitude of Primes ca 300 B c
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About the author WILLIAM DUNHAM is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. After receiving his PhD from the Ohio State University in 1974, he joined the mathematics faculty at Hanover College in Indiana. He has directed a summer seminar funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities on the topic of "The Great Theorems of Mathematics in Historical Context.

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