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The Mathematical Universe

An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities



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The Mathematical Universe by William Dunham
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From the author of "Journey Through Genius" comes a new exploration of mathematics. This excursion takes the reader through mathematical concepts and issues - delving into everything from Russell's Paradox to the wonders of the Fibonacci series. The chapters are arranged alphabetically by subject, and offer a rare profile of the conundrums, disputes, proofs and solutions that have shaped the world of mathematics today. Chapters are designed to fit together with elementary ideas appearing relatively early.

Author Biography

WILLIAM DUNHAM, Ph.D., is the Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The author of the acclaimed Journey Through Genius, he was awarded the 1993 George Polya Award of the Mathematical Association of America for excellence in expository writing about mathematics. He is also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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July 28th, 1994
Country of Publication
United States
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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