Call # 
QA21 .L34 1999 
Descript 
x, 275 p. : ill. ; 25 cm 
Note 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]267) and index 

"This book contains the stories of five mathematical journeys into new realms, told through the writings of the explorers themselves. Some were guided by mere curiosity and the thrill of adventure, while others had more practical motives. In each case the outcome was a vast expansion of the known mathematical world and the realization that still greater vistas remained to be explored. The authors tell these stories by guiding the reader through the very words of the mathematicians at the heart of these events, and thereby provide insight into the art of approaching mathematical problems."BOOK JACKET 
Contents 
1. Geometry: The Parallel Postulate  2. Set Theory: Taming the Infinite  3. Analysis: Calculating Areas and Volumes  4. Number Theory: Fermat's Last Theorem  5. Algebra: The Search for an Elusive Formula 
Subject 
Mathematics  History  Sources


MathÃ©matiques  Histoire  Sources 

Zahlentheorie. swd 

Algebra. swd 

Geometrie. swd 

Mengenlehre. swd 

Analysis. swd 
Add Author 
Pengelley, David

Series 
Undergraduate texts in mathematics. Readings in mathematics 

Undergraduate texts in mathematics. Readings in mathematics

