The World of Mathematics, Volume 1
Vol. 1 of a monumental four-volume set includes a general survey of mathematics; historical and biographical information on prominent mathematicians throughout history; material on arithmetic, numbers and the art of counting, and the mathematics of space and motion. Nontechnical articles by and about scores of eminent mathematicians as well as literary figures, economists, biologists. and many other thinkers. Informative commentary by noted mathematics scholar James R. Newman precedes essays by Eric Temple Bell, W. W. Rouse Ball, Leonhard Euler, Bertrand Russell, Alfred North Whitehead, many others. Numerous figures.
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Excellent commentary and an eye-opener to a variety of valuable mathematical perspectives. I felt great enthusiasm reading this book and it sparked in me a desire for further research of classical mathematics.
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