Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society: Great Mathematicians

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Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society
Great Mathematicians
An in-depth selection of articles from Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society.

Each title in The Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society Singles presents 60-70 articles showing the math behind our daily lives, explaining to students how and why math works, and allowing readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day. This outstanding reference is appropriate for both high school and undergraduate programs, making the content readily accessible to public library patrons as well.

The articles are written in clear language and presented in a uniform, easily readable format. Every article begins with standard, ready reference top matter which includes the category, fields of study (such as geometry, measurements, communication) and a brief summary. The heart of the essay discusses the interconnections of mathematics, including its meaning, history and usage. Every essay ends with a list of sources for further reading and see-also cross-references.

Great Mathematicians Table of Contents

Abel, Niels Henrik
Agnesi, Maria Gaetana
Alhazen
Apollonius of Perga
Archimedes
Aryabhata the Elder
Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm
Born, Max
Brahmagupta
Cardano, Gerolamo
Carroll, Lewis
d'Alembert, Jean le Rond
Dedekind, Richard
Descartes, René
Diophantus of Alexandria
Euclid
Eudoxus of Cnidus
Euler, Leonhard
Fermat, Pierre de
Fourier, Joseph
Frege, Gottlob
Galois, Évariste
Gauss, Carl Friedrich
Germain, Sophie
Gödel, Kurt
Gregory, James
Hamilton, William Rowan
Hilbert, David
Hipparchus
Kovalevskaya, Sofya
Lagrange, Joseph-Louis
Laplace, Pierre-Simon
Leibniz, Gottgried
Leonardo of Pisa (Fibonacci)
Lobachevsky, Nikolai
Maclaurin, Colin
Mandelbrot, Benoit
Monge, Gaspard
Napier, John
Neumann, John von
Newcomb, Simon
Omar Khayyám
Pappus
Pascal, Blaise
Picard, Émile
Poincaré, Henri
Pythagoras
Russell, Bertrand
Scott, Charlotte Angas
Seki Kowa
Steiner, Jakob
Stevin, Simon
Turing, Alan Mathison
Wallis, John
Whitehead, Alfred North
Wiener, Norbert


About Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society
The full three-volume set of Mathematics & Society was published in 2011. It includes 1,056 pages and provides free online access to its full content. The set covers 490 topics showing the math behind our daily lives, explaining to students how and why math works, and allowing readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day. This outstanding reference is appropriate for both high school and undergraduate programs, making the content readily accessible to public library patrons as well.

The set includes 175 photos, 125 sidebars, a category list of articles, a chronology of mathematics, a glossary of mathematics, a resource guide and a subject index.