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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User Review  - Gregory - Goodreads

I read this book for my History of Math class. I really enjoyed. I thought it a great introduction to many mathematicians, to some beautiful mathematics, and very accessible even if you are steeped in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arun Mahendrakar - Goodreads

It felt great reading this book because it took me back to my school days where we learned these concepts/theorems along with their proofs. The book brings history and mathematics together which was ... Read full review

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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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