God Created the Integers
The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History
Edited by Stephen Hawking
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God Created the Integers by Stephen Hawking
Book DescriptionBestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking explores the "masterpieces" of mathematics, 25 landmarks spanning 2,500 years and representing the work of 15 mathematicians, including Augustin Cauchy, Bernard Riemann, and Alan Turing. This extensive anthology allows readers to peer into the mind of genius by providing them with excerpts from the original mathematical proofs and results. It also helps them understand the progression of mathematical thought, and the very foundations of our present-day technologies. Each chapter begins with a biography of the featured mathematician, clearly explaining the significance of the result, followed by the full proof of the work, reproduced from the original publication.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780762419227
(229mm x 153mm x 52mm)
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking is, like Sir Isaac Newton before him, a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books, including the phenomenally successful A Brief History of Time which has sold over 10 million copies in 40 different languages.
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