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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If you are reading this for general interest, it is a nice survey of the history of mathematics with each of the 12 chapters highlighting a theorem of particular importance. The history of mathematics ... 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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