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Significant Figures : The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians - by Ian Stewart (Hardcover)

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A celebrated mathematician traces the history of math through the lives and work of twenty-five pioneering mathematiciansIn Significant Figures, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart introduces the visionaries of mathematics throughout history. Delving into the lives of twenty-five great mathematicians, Stewart examines the roles they played in creating, inventing, and discovering the mathematics we use today. Through these short biographies, we get acquainted with the history of mathematics from Archimedes to Benoit Mandelbrot, and learn about those too often left out of the cannon, such as Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (c. 780-850), the creator of algebra, and Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), Countess of Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer.Tracing the evolution of mathematics over the course of two millennia, Significant Figures will educate and delight aspiring mathematicians and experts alike.
Number of Pages: 303
Genre: Mathematics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Ian Stewart
Language: English
Street Date: September 12, 2017
TCIN: 52197349
UPC: 9780465096121
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-2912
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