Author 
Stewart, Ian, 1945 author.

Publication 
New York : Basic Books, 2017.

Edition 
First US edition. 
Description 
1 online resource (vi, 303 pages) : illustrations, portraits 

text file rda 
Call # 
eBOOK 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Summary 
A celebrated mathematician traces the history of math through the lives and work of twentyfive pioneering mathematicians In Significant Figures, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart introduces the visionaries of mathematics throughout history. Delving into the lives of twentyfive great mathematicians, Stewart examines the roles they played in creating, inventing, and discovering the mathematics we use today. Through these short biographies, we get acquainted with the history of mathematics from Archimedes to Benoit Mandelbrot, and learn about those too often left out of the cannon, such as Muhammad ibn Musa alKhwarizmi (c. 780850), the creator of algebra, and Augusta Ada King (18151852), Countess of Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer. Tracing the evolution of mathematics over the course of two millennia, Significant Figures will educate and delight aspiring mathematicians and experts alike. 
Contents 
Do not disturb my circles: Archimedes  Master of the Way: Liu Hui  Dixit algorismi: Muhammad alKhwarizmi  Innovator of the infinite: Madhava of Sangamagrama  The gambling astrologer: Girolamo Cardano  The last theorem: Pierre de Fermat  System of the world: Isaac Newton  Master of us all: Leonhard Euler  The heat operator: Joseph Fourier  Invisible scaffolding: Carl Friedrich Gauss  Bending the rules: Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky  Radicals and revolutionaries: Évariste Galois  Enchantress of a number: Augusta Ada King  The laws of thought: George Boole  Musician of the primes: Bernhard Riemann  Cardinal of the continuum: Georg Cantor  The first great lady: Sofia Kovalevskaia  Ideas rose in crowds: Henri Poincaré  We must know, we shall know: David Hilbert  Overthrowing academic order: Emmy Noether  The formula man: Srinivasa Ramanujan  Incomplete and undecidable: Kurt Gödel  The machine stops: Alan Turing  Father of fractals: Benoit Mandelbrot  Outside in: William Thurston  Mathematical people. 
Note 
Vendorsupplied metadata. 
Subject 
Mathematicians  Biography.


Mathematics  History.


BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY  Science & Technology.


MATHEMATICS  Essays.


MATHEMATICS  PreCalculus.


MATHEMATICS  Reference.


Mathematicians. (OCoLC)fst01012154


Mathematics. (OCoLC)fst01012163


Pionier.


Mathematiker.


MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy. 

MATHEMATICS / Essays. 
Genre 
Electronic books. 

Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896


Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686


History. (OCoLC)fst01411628


Biographies.


Electronic books.

Addl. Author 
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.

Related To 
Electronic version: Stewart, Ian, 1945 Significant figures. New York : Basic Books, 2017 9780465096138 (OCoLC)1002847998 

Print version: Stewart, Ian, 1945 Significant figures. First US edition. New York : Basic Books, 2017 9780465096121 0465096123 (OCoLC)1002854696 
ISBN 
9780465096138 (electronic bk.) 

0465096131 (electronic bk.) 
Standard # 
99974263713 
