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- DescriptionRichard Elwes is a writer, teacher and researcher in Mathematics, visiting fellow at the University of Leeds, and contributor to numerous popular science magazines. He is a committed and recognized popularizer of mathematics. Of Elwes, Sonder Books 2011 Standouts said, Dr. Elwes is brilliant at giving the reader the broad perspective, with eugh details to fascinate, rather than confuse. Math in 100 Key Breakthroughs offers a series of short, clear-eyed essays explaining the fundamentals of the mathematical concepts everyone should kw. Professor Richard Elwes profiles the most important, groundbreaking, and astonishing discoveries, which together have profoundly influenced our understanding of the universe. From the origins of counting--traced back to more than 35,000 years ago--to such contemporary breakthroughs as Wiles' Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem and Cook & Woolfram's Rule 110, this compulsively readable book tells the story of discovery, invention, and inspiration that have led to humankind's most important mathematical achievements.
- Author BiographyDr. Richard Elwes is a writer, teacher, and researcher in mathematics and a visiting fellow at the University of Leeds. He contributes to New Scientist and Plus Magazine and publishes research findings on a variety of subjects, including model theory. Dr. Elwes is a committed popularizer of mathematics, about which he speaks regularly at public lectures and on the radio. He lives in Leeds.
- Author(s)Dr Richard Elwes
- PublisherQuercus Books
- Date of Publication03/12/2013
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintQuercus Books
- Content Notecolour illustrations, frontispiece
- Weight1474 g
- Width195 mm
- Height253 mm
- Spine34 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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