God Created the Integers

God Created the Integers

The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History

Book - 2005
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Bestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking explores the "masterpieces" of mathematics, 25 landmarks spanning 2,500 years and representing the work of 15 mathematicians, including Augustin Cauchy, Bernard Riemann, and Alan Turing. This extensive anthology allows readers to peer into the mind of genius by providing them with excerpts from the original mathematical proofs and results. It also helps them understand the progression of mathematical thought, and the very foundations of our present-day technologies. Each chapter begins with a biography of the featured mathematician, clearly explaining the significance of the result, followed by the full proof of the work, reproduced from the original publication.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. ; London : Running, 2005
ISBN: 9780762419227
0762419229
Branch Call Number: Science & Nature 510 GOD
Additional Contributors: Hawking, Stephen 1942-

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