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the great theorems of mathematics

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Journey through genius

the great theorems of mathematics

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Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
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Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
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Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
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1990, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Table of Contents

1. Hippocrates' quadrature of the Lune (ca. 440 B.C.)
2. Euclid's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem (ca. 300 B.C.)
3. Euclid and the infinitude of primes (ca. 300 B.C.)
4. Archimedes' determination of circular area (ca. 225 B.C.)
5. Heron's formula for triangular area (ca. A.D. 75)
6. Cardano and the solution of the cubic (1545)
7. A gem from Isaac Newton (late 1660s)
8. The Bernoullis and the Harmonic series (1689)
9. The extraordinary sums of Leonhard Euler (1734)
10. A sampler of Euler's number theory (1736)
11. The non-denumerability of the continuum (1874)
12. Cantor and the transfinite realm (1891).

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-293).

Genre
Biography.

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xiii, 300 p. :
Number of pages
300

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"Our knowledge of the very early development of mathematics is largely speculative, pieced together from archaeological fragments, architectural remains, and educated guesses."
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