Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Math makers : the lives and works of 50 famous mathematicians / Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer.

Image of item

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood NONFICTION 510.922 POS (Text) 36626104130976 2nd Floor New Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781633885202
  • ISBN: 1633885208
  • Physical Description: xiv, 420 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Prometheus Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-420).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Thales of Miletus : Greek (c.624-546 BCE) -- Pythagoras : Greek (575-500 BCE) -- Eudoxus of Cnidus : Greek (390-337 BCE) -- Euclid : Greek (c.300 BCE) -- Archimedes : Greek(c.287-c.212 BCE) -- Eratosthenes : Greek (276-194 BCE) -- Claudius Ptolemy : Greco-Roman (100-170) -- Diophantus of Alexandria : Hellenistic Greek (c.201-285) -- Brahmagupta : India (598-668) -- Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, "Fibonacci" : Italian (1170-1250) -- Gerolamo Cardano : Italian (1501-1576) -- John Napier : Scottish (1550-1617) -- Johannes Kepler : German (1571- 1630) -- René Descartes : French (1596-1650) -- Pierre de Fermat : French (1607-1665) -- Blaise Pascal : French (1623-1662) -- Isaac Newton : English (1642-1727) -- Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz : German (1646-1716) -- Giovanni Ceva : Italian (1647-1734) -- Robert Simson : Scottish (1687-1768) -- Christian Goldbach : German (1690-1764) -- The Bernoullis : Swiss (1700-1782) -- Leonhard Euler : Swiss (1707-1783) -- Maria Gaetana Agnesi : Italian (1718-1799) -- Pierre Simon Laplace : French (1749-1827) -- Lorenzo Mascheroni : Italian (1750-1800) -- Joseph-Louis Lagrange : French/Italian (1736 -- 1813) -- Sophie Germain : French (1776-1831) -- Carl Friedrich Gauss : German (1777-1855) -- Charles Babbage : English (1791-1871) -- Niels Henrik Abel : Norwegian (1802-1829) -- Évariste Galois : French (1811-1832) -- James Joseph Sylvester : English (1814-1897) -- Ada Lovelace : English (1815-1852) -- George Boole : English (1815-1864) -- Bernhard Riemann : German (1826-1866) -- Georg Cantor : German (1845-1918) -- Sofia Kovalevskaya : Russian (1850-1891) -- Giuseppe Peano : Italian (1858-1932) -- David Hilbert : German (1862-1943) -- G.H. Hardy : English (1877-1947) -- Emmy Noether : German (1882-1935) -- Srinivasa Ramanujan : India (1887-1920) -- John von Neumann : Hungarian-American (1903-1957) -- Kurt Godel : Austrian-American (1906-1978) -- Alan Turing : English (1912-1954) -- Paul Erdős : Hungarian (1913-1996) -- Herbert A. Hauptman : American (1917-2011) -- Benoit Mandelbrot : Polish-American (1924-2010) -- Maryam Mirzakhani : Iranian (1977-2017).
Summary, etc.:
"Two veteran math educators concisely profile leading mathematicians throughout history highlighting their often unusual personalities and lives while giving average readers insights into the importance of their mathematical discoveries."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mathematicians > Biography
Mathematics > History.

Additional Resources