The Resource Significant figures : the lives and work of great mathematicians, Ian Stewart

Significant figures : the lives and work of great mathematicians, Ian Stewart

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Significant figures : the lives and work of great mathematicians
Title
Significant figures
Title remainder
the lives and work of great mathematicians
Statement of responsibility
Ian Stewart
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Delving into the lives of twenty-five great mathematicians, Stewart examines the roles they played in creating, inventing, and discovering the mathematics we use today. Through these short biographies, we get acquainted with the history of mathematics from Archimedes to Benoit Mandelbrot, and learn about those too often left out of the cannon, such as Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (c. 780-850), the creator of algebra, and Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), Countess of Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer. Tracing the evolution of mathematics over the course of two millennia, Significant Figures will educate and delight aspiring mathematicians and experts alike
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Ian
Dewey number
510.922
Index
index present
LC call number
QA28
LC item number
.S74 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • MATHEMATICS / Essays
  • MATHEMATICS / Pre-Calculus
  • MATHEMATICS / Reference
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Significant figures : the lives and work of great mathematicians, Ian Stewart
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1002847998
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780465096138
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6FDA2506-1EE4-47B0-900F-D002A87E1A40
System control number
(OCoLC)1002847998
Label
Significant figures : the lives and work of great mathematicians, Ian Stewart
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1002847998
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465096138
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6FDA2506-1EE4-47B0-900F-D002A87E1A40
System control number
(OCoLC)1002847998

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