EULER. The Master of Us All (Broché)

William Dunham

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Without question, Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) ranks among history's greatest mathematicians. Across six decades of unmatched productivity, and despite a visual impairment that grew ever worse, he charted the course of mathematics throughout the eighteenth century and beyond. His reputation is captured in Laplace's famous admonition, "Read Euler, read Euler. He is the master of us all." Written for the mathematically literate reader, this book provides a glimpse of Euler in action. Following an introductory biographical sketch are chapters describing his contributions to eight different topics-number theory, logarithms, infinite series, analytic number theory, complex variables, algebra, geometry, and combinatorics. At the end of the book is a brief outline of Euler's collected works, the monumental Opera Omnia, whose publication bas consumed virtually all of the twentieth century. Euler: The Master of Us All samples the work of a mathematician whose influence, industry, and ingenuity are of the very highest order.
    • Euler and Number Theory
    • Euler and Logarithms
    • Euler and Infinite Series
    • Euler and Analytic Number Theory
    • Euler and Complex Variables
    • Euler and Algebra
    • Euler and Geometry
    • Euler and Combinatorics.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/1999
  • Editeur : Cambridge University Pr.
  • ISBN : 0-88385-328-0
  • EAN : 9780883853283
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 185 pages
  • Poids : 0.3 Kg
  • Dimensions : 15,3 cm × 22,9 cm × 1,2 cm

Biographie de William Dunham

William Dunham is the Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He has won two awards for excellence in expository writing from The Mathematical Association of America: the 1993 George Polya Award, and in 1997, the Trevor Evans Award. His books Journey Througb Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics, and The Mathematical Universe have both been selections of the Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club. He has also been the recipient of several grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund seminars on the great theorems of mathematics in historical context.

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