Men of mathematics / by E.T. Bell.


New York : Simon and Schuster, 1937.

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Subjects Biographie.
Mathematicians.
Mathematics -- History.
Mathematics.
Mathematiker.
MatheĢmaticiens -- Histoire.
Wiskundigen.
Description xxi, 592 pages : frontispiece, portraits, diagrams ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1937.
Summary A collection of biographies describing the lives and achievements of 29 mathematicians. Includes Zeno, Descartes, Fermat, Pascal, Newton, and Leibniz.
Contents Introduction -- Modern minds in ancient bodies [Zeno (fifth century B.C.), Eudoxus (408-355 B.C., Archimedes (287?-212 B.C.)] -- Gentleman, soldier, and mathematician [Decartes (1596-1650)] -- The prince of amateurs [Fermat (1601-1665)]-- "Greatness and misery of man" [Pascal (1623-1662)] -- On the seashore [Newton (1642-1727)] -- Master of all trades [Leibniz (1646-1716)] -- Nature or nurture? [The Bernoullis (seventeenth and eighteenth centuries)] -- Analysis incarnate [Euler (1707-1783)] -- A Lofty pyramid [Lagranade (1736-1813)] -- From peasant to snob [LaPlace (1749-1827)] -- Friends of an emperor [Monge (1746-1818), Fourier (1768-1830)] -- The day of glory [Poncelet (1788-1867)] -- The prince of mathematicians [Gauss (1777-1855)] -- Mathematics and Windmills [Cauchy (1789-1857)] -- The Copernicus of geometry [Lobatchewsky (1793-1856)] -- Genius and poverty [Abel (1802-1829)] -- The great algorist [Jacobi (1804 -- 1851)] -- An Irish tragedy [Hamilton (1805 -- 1865)] -- Genius and stupidity [Galois (1811 -- 1832)] -- Invariant twins [Sylvester (1814-1897), Cayley (1821-1895)] -- Master and pupil [Weierstrass (1815-1897), Sonja Kowalewski (1850-1891)] -- Complete independence [Boole (1815-1864)] -- The Man, not the method [Hermite (1822-1901)] -- The doubter [Kronecker (1823-1891)] -- Anima candida [Riemann (1826-1866)] -- Arithmetic the second [Kummer (1810-1893)] -- The last universalist [Poincare (1854-1912)] -- Paradise lost? [Cantor (1845-1918)].
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)514181
(OCoLC)ocm00514181
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WorldCat Identities Bell, Eric Temple, 1883-1960.
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