The Great Mathematicians: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe

The Great Mathematicians: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe

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Spanning from the ancient world to the modern age, The Great Mathematicians tells fascinating and unusual tales of the men and women who transformed mathematics.

As well as providing rich bibliographic detail, Professors Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson explain various theorems using concise and accessible language. These include the Pythagorean theorem, Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem, Fermat's Last Theorem and many more. Flood and Wilson are both former presidents of the British Society for the History of Mathematics and are uniquely qualified to lay out this incredible tale.

This entertaining and rigorously accurate book presents mathematics with a human face, celebrating the achievements of the greatest mathematicians across history.

Organised chronologically, with lots of maths packed into every page, this book will appeal to the general reader as well as seasoned mathematicians. Contains an eight-page section of photographs.