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Great Breakthroughs in Mathematics

From Counting to Chaos Theory - How Numbers Changed the World

Robert Snedden

9781839406843
192 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview

From early humans carving notches in bones to the discovery of quantum mechanics, mathematics has certainly come a long way.

Fully illustrated and augmented with helpful timelines and diagrams, Great Breakthroughs in Mathematics explores some of history's greatest mathematical breakthroughs. Covering topics from Ancient Egyptian geometry to chaos theory, readers will learn about Euclid of Alexandria, Brahmagupta, Sir Isaac Newton, Alan Turing and more. Whether solving practical or abstract problems, these mathematicians have each sought to improve our lives, and have bought us to the world we know today.

With each concept explained in easy-to-understand language, there's no need to be a calculus genius to marvel at these incredible feats of problem-solving brilliance.

ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Publishing's Great Breakthroughs series provides lavishly illustrated and highly accessible introductions different scientific fields. Each title maps a history of a discipline through the its central breakthroughs and the scientists which have changed the world.

Author Bio
Robert Snedden has worked in publishing for more than thirty years as an editor and writer. He is an insatiable autodidact in the grand Scottish tradition and delights in learning new things, particularly concerning science, and in passing on that knowledge via the books he writes. His writing for children and adults has so far ranged across such diverse topics as medical ethics, habitats, evolution, space exploration, engineering, pharmacogenetics and the technology of ancient civilisations.