From one of many maximum minds in modern arithmetic, Professor E.T. Bell, comes a witty, available, and interesting examine the gorgeous craft and spell binding background of mathematics.

Men of Mathematics presents a wealthy account of significant mathematical milestones, from the geometry of the Greeks via Newton’s calculus, and directly to the legislation of likelihood, symbolic good judgment, and the fourth size. Bell breaks down this majestic background of principles right into a sequence of engrossing biographies of the good mathematicians who made development possible—and who additionally led fascinating, complex, and sometimes unusually pleasing lives.

Never pedantic or dense, Bell writes with readability and ease to distill nice mathematical suggestions into their such a lot comprehensible kinds for the curious daily reader. a person with an curiosity in math could research from those wealthy classes, a sophisticated measure or broad study is rarely worthwhile.

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