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Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics

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Like masterpieces of art, music, and literature, great mathematical theorems are creative milestones, works of genius destined to last forever. Now William Dunham gives them the attention they deserve. Dunham places each theorem within its historical context and explores the very human and often turbulent life of the creator -- from Archimedes, the absentminded theoretician whose absorption in his work often precluded eating or bathing, to Gerolamo Cardano, the sixteenth-century mathematician whose accomplishments ...

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Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
1991, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780140147391

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