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The Resource Duel at dawn : heroes, martyrs, and the rise of modern mathematics, Amir Alexander

Duel at dawn : heroes, martyrs, and the rise of modern mathematics, Amir Alexander

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Duel at dawn : heroes, martyrs, and the rise of modern mathematics
Title
Duel at dawn
Title remainder
heroes, martyrs, and the rise of modern mathematics
Statement of responsibility
Amir Alexander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this strikingly original book that takes readers from Paris to St. Petersburg, Norway to Transylvania, Alexander introduces those national heroes and outcasts, innocents, swindlers, and martyrs who were also the uncommonly gifted creators of modern mathematics
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Alexander, Amir
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA10.7
LC item number
.A44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New histories of science, technology, and medicine
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  • Mathematics
  • Mathematiker
  • Personenkult
  • Sozialgeschichte
  • Mathematik
  • Wissenschaftsentwicklung
  • Sozialer Wandel
Label
Duel at dawn : heroes, martyrs, and the rise of modern mathematics, Amir Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
I: Natural men -- The eternal child -- Natural mathematics -- II: Heroes and martyrs -- A habit of insult : The short and impertinent life of Evariste Galois -- The exquisite dance of the blue nymphs -- A martyr to contempt -- III: Romantic mathematics -- The poetry of mathematics -- Purity and rigor : the birth of modern mathematics -- IV: A new and different world -- The gifted swordsman -- Conclusion : Portrait of a mathematician
Control code
456170021
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780674046610
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009043776
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)456170021
Label
Duel at dawn : heroes, martyrs, and the rise of modern mathematics, Amir Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
I: Natural men -- The eternal child -- Natural mathematics -- II: Heroes and martyrs -- A habit of insult : The short and impertinent life of Evariste Galois -- The exquisite dance of the blue nymphs -- A martyr to contempt -- III: Romantic mathematics -- The poetry of mathematics -- Purity and rigor : the birth of modern mathematics -- IV: A new and different world -- The gifted swordsman -- Conclusion : Portrait of a mathematician
Control code
456170021
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780674046610
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009043776
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)456170021

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