by Ian Stewart (Author)

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**A celebrated mathematician traces the history of math through the lives and work of twenty-five pioneering mathematicians**

In* Significant Figures,* acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart explores the work of 25 of history's most important mathematicians, showing how they developed on each other's work and built the mathematics we use today.

Through these short biographies, we get acquainted with the history of mathematics from Archimedes to William Thurston, and learn about those too often left out of the cannon, such as Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, the creator of algebra; Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer; and Emmy Noether, whose research on symmetry paved the way for modern physics.

Tracing the evolution of mathematics over the course of two millennia, *Significant Figures* will educate and delight aspiring mathematicians and experts alike.

Publication date

September 11, 2017

Publisher

ISBN

9781541698185

Paper ISBN

9780465096121

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12 MB