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Ones from the geometry of the Greeks through Newton’s calculus and on to the laws of probability symbolic logic and the fourth Men of Mathematics E T Bell p Global Men of Mathematics page slower faster Men of mathematics Vol Book Men of mathematics Vol E T Bell Home WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help Search Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library Create lists bibliographies and reviews or Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you Advanced Search Find a Library com Men of Mathematics Touchstone Men of Mathematics provides a rich account of major mathematical milestones from the geometry of the Greeks through Newton’s calculus and on to the laws of probability symbolic logic and the fourth dimension Bell breaks down this majestic history of ideas into a series of engrossing biographies of the great mathematicians who made progress possible and who also led intriguing Men Of Mathematics Etbell Free Download Men Of Mathematics Item Preview re. A history of mathematics up to Georg Cantor who died in 1918 the book itself was published in 1937 Each chapter summarises the life of a mathematician sometimes two if their lives are intertwined with about a uarter of each chapter being reserved for details on one or two discoveriesIn tone it reminded be a lot of Russell's History of Western Philosophy there's the British humor and the strong opinions some people may be put off by this It's definitely no unbiased retelling of the history of mathematics further about 80 years have passed Many of these stories may turned out to have been falsehoods by now and in looking up this book many of them are but that doesn't detract from their funSome uotes to show the humorAs a matter of temperament some find the Laplacian conception of an eternally stable solar system repeating the complicated cycle of its motions time after time for ever and ever as depressing as an endless nightmare For these there is the recent comfort that the Sun will probably explode some day as a nova Then stability will cease to trouble us for we shall all uite suddenly become perfect gasesorCauchy's life and character affect us like poor Don uixote's — we sometimes do not know whether to laugh or to cry and compromise by swearingorBut on the utterly imbecilic advice of his physician he began meddling in politics to benefit his nervous system If ever a idiotic prescription was handed out by a doctor to a patient whose complaint he could not diagnose it has yet to be exhumedSome things I learned many famous mathematicians were ridiculous child prodigies in their youngest ages Gauss being the most famous example discovering formulas at the age of 9 finishing Disuisitiones Arithmeticae at the age of 21 in Latin ; William Rowan Hamilton spoke 13 languages by the time he was 13 years old E T Bell gets very angry about this waste of time he could have been doing mathematics It may make you look at your own life with a hint of having already wasted it others did terrible in traditional systems like Poincaré who nearly failed the mathematical parts of his Bachelor's degree and was only admitted because of his previous mathematical importance funding of science changed a lot with the French revolution before that good mathematicians got their money from benevolent rulers after that they either had to give lessons or were sometimes poorly employed by universities transfinite numbers are weird and much it's a long bookThe biggest drawback and here the book shows its age is the very dry style of the mathematical parts maybe I'm too spoiled by pop science writing maybe it's the age Sometimes the mathematics is rather simple and you wonder why the author takes so much time to expand on these points the age sometimes it's so short that you have to go look it up on Wikipedia These definitely take their time if you want to read them properlyBut then again to uote the author on a different occasionThe choice of such phraseology is not merely stereotyped pedantry There is a reason for its use and careful writers mean exactly what they say when they assert that “we can find etc” They mean that they can do what they sayRecommended for People into mathematics; people who think a book about mathematics is boring you may want to skip or skim the mathematical parts but it's your loss; fans of British humorNot recommended for People without patience as it took me a few weeks to read this; People who need the truth and nothing but the boring truth

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Men of MathematicsMove circle Share or Embed This Item EMBED EMBED for wordpresscom hosted blogs and archiveorg item description tags Want ? Advanced embedding details examples and help NoFavorite share Men of Mathematics Touchstone Books Men of Mathematics provides a rich account of major mathematical milestones from the geometry of the Greeks through Newton's calculus and on to the laws of probability symbolic logic and the fourth dimension Bell breaks down this majestic history of ideas into a series of engrossing biographies of the great mathematicians who made progress possible and who also led intriguing Men of Mathematics Bell ET Men of Mathematics provides a rich account of major mathematical milestones from the geometry of the Greeks through Newton’s calculus and on to the laws of probability symbolic logic and the fourth dimension Bell breaks down this majestic history of ideas into a series of engrossing biographies of the great mathematicians who made progress possible and who also led intrigui. I've always been interested in the life of Physicists and Mathematicians so this was a entertaining read for me What strikes out for me is that Bell tries to portray these men as gods; outworldly people capable of doing inhuman tasks No doubt these men are legends in their own right but this praise is not justified But I loved reading about the little stories behind these men's lives Since it was written in the 1930s the author has been very reserved about lot of things A similar book written contemporarily would have been much spicier Because let's face it people reading this book have a vested interest in Mathematics and know most of the men discussed in the book We were looking for stories about these men and not an explanation of the math they did an explanation which in my opinion I should rate it 35 but since the author did the arduous task of combining so many eras of Mathematics I'll be generous in the rounding off