Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
by William Dunham (9780140147391)

Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
 
William Dunham
Release Date: 01 August 1991
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Category: Mathematics
ISBN: 9780140147391
ISBN-10: 014014739X



Like masterpieces of art, music, and literature, great mathematical theorems are creative milestones, works of genius destined to last forever. Now William Dunham gives them the attention they deserve.

Dunham places each theorem within its historical context and explores the very human and often turbulent life of the creator -- from Archimedes, the absentminded theoretician whose absorption in his work often precluded eating or bathing, to Gerolamo Cardano, the sixteenth-century mathematician whose accomplishments flourished despite a bizarre array of misadventures, to the paranoid genius of modern times, Georg Cantor. He also provides step-by-step proofs for the theorems, each easily accessible to readers with no more than a knowledge of high school mathematics.

A rare combination of the historical, biographical, and mathematical, Journey Through Genius is a fascinating introduction to a neglected field of human creativity.

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