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Significant Figures: The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ian Stewart

Narrated By: Roger Clark

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: September 2017

Duration: 11 hours 41 minutes

Summary:

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.

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Significant Figures: The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians

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