Dunham places each theorem within its historical context and explores the very human and often turbulent life of the creator â€” 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.
Author : William Dunham
ISBN : 014014739X
Language : English
No of Pages : 320
Edition : Reprint
Publication Date : 8/1/1991
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 7.64x4.96x0.47
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