Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the World Through the Language of Mathematics

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Icon, 2004 - Mathematical physics - 342 pages
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"Blending science, history and biography, Einstein's Heroes takes you on a journey of discovery about the phenomenon of mathematics - humanity's universal language and one of our most amazing accomplishments." "At the book's centre are the brilliant scientists who inspired Einstein, particularly James Clerk Maxwell, Michael Faraday and Isaac Newton." "Together Maxwell and Faraday settled a centuries-old physical dispute, which Newton had left in his wake, establishing mathematics as the ultimate arbiter of physical reality." "Robyn Arianrhod weaves warmly observed biographies into a passionate argument for the beauty and universality of the language of maths. A huge success in the author's native Australia, Einstein's Heroes is an exploration of the special magic of science, and the lives of some of its most brilliant exemplars."--BOOK JACKET.

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Anyone who wants to know more about how our world works should read this book. I took this book from the library and after 50 pages ordered my own copy. Read full review

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Dealing with physics history at several different levels, Australian mathematician Arianrhod offers an intriguing blend of science, history, and biography. Noting that the widely admired Albert ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Robyn Arianrhod is an Australian writer, journalist and academic who has taught mathematics for over ten years to university and college students. She also works in arts-based community projects and lives in the hills outside her home in the town of Melbourne. This is her first book.

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