Men of Mathematics

Author: E.T. Bell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476784256

Category: Mathematics

Page: 608

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From one of the greatest minds in contemporary mathematics, Professor E.T. Bell, comes a witty, accessible, and fascinating look at the beautiful craft and enthralling history of mathematics. Men of Mathematics provides a rich account of major mathematical milestones, from the geometry of the Greeks through Newton’s calculus, and on to the laws of probability, symbolic logic, and the fourth dimension. Bell breaks down this majestic history of ideas into a series of engrossing biographies of the great mathematicians who made progress possible—and who also led intriguing, complicated, and often surprisingly entertaining lives. Never pedantic or dense, Bell writes with clarity and simplicity to distill great mathematical concepts into their most understandable forms for the curious everyday reader. Anyone with an interest in math may learn from these rich lessons, an advanced degree or extensive research is never necessary.
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Essentials of Mathematics

Introduction to Theory, Proof, and the Professional Culture

Author: Margie Hale

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883857294

Category: Mathematics

Page: 180

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Textbook and self-study guide for students beginning to study mathematics requiring proof.
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Mathematical Excursions

Author: Richard N. Aufmann,Joanne Lockwood,Richard D. Nation,Daniel K. Clegg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133712088

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1008

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MATHEMATICAL EXCURSIONS, Third Edition, teaches students that mathematics is a system of knowing and understanding our surroundings. For example, sending information across the Internet is better understood when one understands prime numbers; the perils of radioactive waste take on new meaning when one understands exponential functions; and the efficiency of the flow of traffic through an intersection is more interesting after seeing the system of traffic lights represented in a mathematical form. Students will learn those facets of mathematics that strengthen their quantitative understanding and expand the way they know, perceive, and comprehend their world. We hope you enjoy the journey. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Mathematical Excursions, Enhanced Edition

Author: Richard N. Aufmann,Joanne Lockwood,Richard D. Nation,Daniel K. Clegg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305161793

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1008

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MATHEMATICAL EXCURSIONS, Third Edition, teaches students that mathematics is a system of knowing and understanding our surroundings. For example, sending information across the Internet is better understood when one understands prime numbers; the perils of radioactive waste take on new meaning when one understands exponential functions; and the efficiency of the flow of traffic through an intersection is more interesting after seeing the system of traffic lights represented in a mathematical form. Students will learn those facets of mathematics that strengthen their quantitative understanding and expand the way they know, perceive, and comprehend their world. We hope you enjoy the journey. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Saga of Mathematics

A Brief History

Author: Marty Lewinter,William Widulski

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

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This inexpensive paperback uses lively language to put mathematics in an interesting, historical context and points out the many links to art, philosophy, music, computers, navigation, science, and technology. The arithmetic, algebra, and geometry are presented in a way that makes them relevant to daily life as well as larger issues. Topics include: Oh So Mysterious Egyptian Mathematics; Mesopotamia Here We Come; Those Incredible Greeks; Greeks Bearing Gifts; Must All Good Things Come to an End?; Europe Smells the Coffee; Mathematics Marches On; A Few Good Men; A Most Amazing Century of Mathematical Marvels!; The Age of Euler; A Century of Surprises; Ones and Zeros; Some More Math Before You Go.
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A Beautiful Mind

The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash

Author: Sylvia Nasar

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743224574

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 461

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Relates how mathematical genius John Forbes Nash, Jr., suffered a breakdown at age thirty-one and was diagnosed with schizophrenia, but experienced a remission of his illness thirty years later.
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World's Great Men of Color

Author: J.A. Rogers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451650549

Category: History

Page: 448

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The classic, definitive title on the great Black figures in world history, beginning in antiquity and reaching into the modern age. World’s Great Men of Color is the comprehensive guide to the most noteworthy Black personalities in world history and their significance. J.A. Rogers spent the majority of his lifetime pioneering the field of Black studies with his exhaustive research on the major names in Black history whose contributions or even very existence have been glossed over. Well-written and informative, World’s Great Men of Color is an enlightening and important historical work.
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The evolution of physics

from early concepts to relativity and quanta

Author: Albert Einstein,Léopold Infeld

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780671201562

Category: Science

Page: 302

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Clear and concise explanations of the development of theories explaining physical phenomena
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