Men of Mathematics

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出版社: Simon & Schuster US
1986-10
ISBN: 9780671628185
定价: 132.20
装帧: 平装
开本: 其他
纸张: 其他
页数: 590页
正文语种: 英语
  • Hereistheclassic,much-readintroductiontothecraftandhistoryofmathematicsbyE.T.Bell,aleadingfigureinmathematicsinAmericaforhalfacentury."MenofMathematics"accessiblyexplainsthemajormathematics,fromthegeometryoftheGreeksthroughNewton'scalculusandontothelawsofprobability,symboliclogic,andthefourthdimension.Inaddition,thebookgoesbeyondpuremathematicstopresentaseriesofengrossingbiographiesofthegreatmathematicians--anextraordinarynumberofwhomlivedbizarreorunusuallives.Finally,"MenofMathematics"isalsoahistoryofideas,tracingthemajesticdevelopmentofmathematicalthoughtfromancienttimestothetwentiethcentury.Thisenduringwork'sclear,oftenhumorouswayofdealingwithcomplexideasmakesitanidealbookforthenon-mathematician. EricTempleBellwasbornin1883inAberdeen,Scotland.HisearlyeducationwasobtainedinEngland.ComingtotheUnitedStatesin1902,heenteredStanfordUniversityandtookhisA.B.degreein1904.In1908hewasteachingfellowattheUniversityofWashington,wherehetookhisA.M.degreein1909.In1911heenteredColumbiaUniversity,wherehetookhisPh.D.degreein1912.HereturnedtotheUniversityofWashingtonasinstructorinmathematicsandbecamefullprofessorin1921.Duringthesummersof1924-28hetaughtattheUniversityofChicago,andin1926(firsthalf)atHarvardUniversity,whenhewasappointedProfessorofMathematicsattheCaliforniaInstituteofTechnology.Dr.BellwasaformerPresidentoftheMathematicalAssociationofAmerica,aformerVicePresidentoftheAmericanMathematicalSocietyandoftheAmericanAssociationfortheAdvancementofScience.HewasontheeditorialstaffsoftheTransactionsoftheAmericanMathematicalSociety,theAmericanJournalofMathematics,andtheJournalofthePhilosophyofScience.HebelongedtoTheAmericanMathematicalSociety,theMathematicalAssociationofAmerica,theCircoloMatematicodiPalermo,theCalcuttaMathematicalSociety,SigmaXi,andPhiBetaKappa,andwasamemberoftheNationalAcademyofSciencesoftheUnitedStates.HewontheB?cherPrizeoftheAmericanMathematicalSocietyforhisresearchwork.HistwelvepublishedbooksincludeThePurpleSapphire(1924),AlgebraicArithmetic(1927),DebunkingScience,andQueenoftheSciences(1931),Numerology(1933),andTheSearchforTruth(1934).Dr.BelldiedinDecember1960,justbeforethepublicationofhislatestbook,TheLastProblem.
  • 内容简介:
    Hereistheclassic,much-readintroductiontothecraftandhistoryofmathematicsbyE.T.Bell,aleadingfigureinmathematicsinAmericaforhalfacentury."MenofMathematics"accessiblyexplainsthemajormathematics,fromthegeometryoftheGreeksthroughNewton'scalculusandontothelawsofprobability,symboliclogic,andthefourthdimension.Inaddition,thebookgoesbeyondpuremathematicstopresentaseriesofengrossingbiographiesofthegreatmathematicians--anextraordinarynumberofwhomlivedbizarreorunusuallives.Finally,"MenofMathematics"isalsoahistoryofideas,tracingthemajesticdevelopmentofmathematicalthoughtfromancienttimestothetwentiethcentury.Thisenduringwork'sclear,oftenhumorouswayofdealingwithcomplexideasmakesitanidealbookforthenon-mathematician.
  • 作者简介:
    EricTempleBellwasbornin1883inAberdeen,Scotland.HisearlyeducationwasobtainedinEngland.ComingtotheUnitedStatesin1902,heenteredStanfordUniversityandtookhisA.B.degreein1904.In1908hewasteachingfellowattheUniversityofWashington,wherehetookhisA.M.degreein1909.In1911heenteredColumbiaUniversity,wherehetookhisPh.D.degreein1912.HereturnedtotheUniversityofWashingtonasinstructorinmathematicsandbecamefullprofessorin1921.Duringthesummersof1924-28hetaughtattheUniversityofChicago,andin1926(firsthalf)atHarvardUniversity,whenhewasappointedProfessorofMathematicsattheCaliforniaInstituteofTechnology.Dr.BellwasaformerPresidentoftheMathematicalAssociationofAmerica,aformerVicePresidentoftheAmericanMathematicalSocietyandoftheAmericanAssociationfortheAdvancementofScience.HewasontheeditorialstaffsoftheTransactionsoftheAmericanMathematicalSociety,theAmericanJournalofMathematics,andtheJournalofthePhilosophyofScience.HebelongedtoTheAmericanMathematicalSociety,theMathematicalAssociationofAmerica,theCircoloMatematicodiPalermo,theCalcuttaMathematicalSociety,SigmaXi,andPhiBetaKappa,andwasamemberoftheNationalAcademyofSciencesoftheUnitedStates.HewontheB?cherPrizeoftheAmericanMathematicalSocietyforhisresearchwork.HistwelvepublishedbooksincludeThePurpleSapphire(1924),AlgebraicArithmetic(1927),DebunkingScience,andQueenoftheSciences(1931),Numerology(1933),andTheSearchforTruth(1934).Dr.BelldiedinDecember1960,justbeforethepublicationofhislatestbook,TheLastProblem.
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