9781633885202-1633885208-Math Makers: The Lives and Works of 50 Famous Mathematicians

Math Makers: The Lives and Works of 50 Famous Mathematicians

ISBN-13: 9781633885202
ISBN-10: 1633885208
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Posamentier, Alfred S., Spreitzer, Christian
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Prometheus
Format: Hardcover 440 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781633885202
ISBN-10: 1633885208
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Posamentier, Alfred S., Spreitzer, Christian
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Prometheus
Format: Hardcover 440 pages

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Acknowledged authors Posamentier, Alfred S., Spreitzer, Christian wrote Math Makers: The Lives and Works of 50 Famous Mathematicians comprising 440 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1633885208 and 9781633885202. Since then Math Makers: The Lives and Works of 50 Famous Mathematicians textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.69 or rent at the marketplace.

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An entertaining history of mathematics as chronicled through fifty short biographies. Mathematics today is the fruit of centuries of brilliant insights by men and women whose personalities and life experiences were often as extraordinary as their mathematical achievements. This entertaining history of mathematics chronicles those achievements through fifty short biographies that bring these great thinkers to life while making their contributions understandable to readers with little math background. Among the fascinating characters profiled are Isaac Newton (1642-1727), the founder of classical physics and infinitesimal calculus--he frequently quarreled with fellow scientists and was obsessed by alchemy and arcane Bible interpretation; Sophie Germain (1776 - 1831), who studied secretly at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, using the name of a previously enrolled male student--she is remembered for her work on Fermat's Last Theorem and on elasticity theory; Emmy Noether (1882 - 1935), whom Albert Einstein described as the most important woman in the history of mathematics--she made important contributions to abstract algebra and in physics she clarified the connection between conservation laws and symmetry; and Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920), who came from humble origins in India and had almost no formal training, yet made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions.The unusual behavior and life circumstances of these and many other intriguing personalities make for fascinating reading and a highly enjoyable introduction to mathematics.

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