Significant Figures

Significant Figures

The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians

Book - 2017 | First US edition
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Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, 2017.
Edition: First US edition
ISBN: 9780465096121
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Do not disturb my circles: Archimedes
Master of the Way: Liu Hui
Dixit algorismi: Muhammad al-Khwarizmi
Innovator of the infinite: Madhava of Sangamagrama
The gambling astrologer: Girolamo Cardano
The last theorem: Pierre de Fermat
System of the world: Isaac Newton
Master of us all: Leonhard Euler
The heat operator: Joseph Fourier
Invisible scaffolding: Carl Friedrich Gauss
Bending the rules: Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky
Radicals and revolutionaries: Évariste Galois
Enchantress of a number: Augusta Ada King
The laws of thought: George Boole
Musician of the primes: Bernhard Riemann
Cardinal of the continuum: Georg Cantor
The first great lady: Sofia Kovalevskaia
Ideas rose in crowds: Henri Poincaré
We must know, we shall know: David Hilbert
Overthrowing academic order: Emmy Noether
The formula man: Srinivasa Ramanujan
Incomplete and undecidable: Kurt Gödel
The machine stops: Alan Turing
Father of fractals: Benoit Mandelbrot
Outside in: William Thurston
Mathematical people.


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