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 introduces the visionaries of mathematics throughout history. Ian stewart presents the extraordinary lives and amazing discoveries of twenty five of historys greatest mathematicians from archimedes and liu hui to benoit mandelbrot and william thurston his subjects are the inspiring individuals from all over the world who have made crucial contributions to mathematics. This item significant figures lives and works of trailblazing mathematicians by professor ian stewart hardcover 1599 only 6 left in stock more on the way sent from and sold by amazon free delivery in the uk details the calculus story a mathematical adventure by david acheson hardcover 540. Popular science writer and mathematician professor ian stewart looks at the lives and works of 25 of the worlds greatest mathematicians stewart explains which mathematician came up with a crucial concept the night before dying in a duel who used gambling to fund a career in maths and medicine and who learned maths from wallpaper. Significant figures by ian stewart describes the life and times of twenty five famous mathematicians throughout history because of the horrible misogynist stances that existed historically in mathematics and many other fields in general there are only three women in this entire list that is a sad state of affairs but it is what it is
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