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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Review: Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics

User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

A fantastic overview of math history. I would have liked to set the math in context with the history of the times, but there was just enough of that to keep me happy. I found several short easy ... Read full review

Review: Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics

User Review  - Joao Vaz - Goodreads

What a merry walkthrough over the work of History's mathematical geniuses!, faith in Humanity: Restored! And in Bertrand Russels's words: Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but ... Read full review

Contents

Hippocrates Quadrature of the Lune ca 440 b c
1
Euclids Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem ca 300 b c
27
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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