Significant Figures

The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians
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Author(s): Ian Stewart
Original Publish Date: Sep 12, 2017
Product Number: EB00702416
Released: Sep 12, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781541698185
Publisher: Basic Books
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Description

A celebrated mathematician traces the history of math through the lives and work of twenty-five pioneering mathematicians In Significant Figures, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart explores the work of 25 of history's most important mathematicians, showing how they developed on each other's work and built the mathematics we use today. Through these short biographies, we get acquainted with the history of mathematics from Archimedes to William Thurston, and learn about those too often left out of the cannon, such as Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, the creator of algebra; Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer; and Emmy Noether, whose research on symmetry paved the way for modern physics. Tracing the evolution of mathematics over the course of two millennia, Significant Figures will educate and delight aspiring mathematicians and experts alike.

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CD
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Author(s): Ian Stewart
Narrator(s): Roger Clark
Product Number DD34807
Released: Sep 12, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541410053
eAudio
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Author(s): Ian Stewart
Narrator(s): Roger Clark
Product Number Z100127414
Released: Sep 12, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541490055

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