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Modern Mathematics
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816054266
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5426-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 510.92
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 176

Summary

During the first half of the 20th century, mathematics became an international discipline that led to major advances in science and technology. Modern Mathematics provides an eye-opening introduction to those five historic decades by analyzing the advancement of the field through the accomplishments of 10 significant mathematicians. From David Hilbert and Emmy Noether, who introduced the infinite dimensional vector spaces and algebraic rings that bear their names, to Norbert Wiener, the founder of cybernetics, this in-depth volume is an excellent choice for libraries aiming to provide a range of resources covering the history of mathematics.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Appendixes. Glossary. Chapter-specific further reading. General further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Michael J. Bradley, Ph.D., earned a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and is currently professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics at Merrimack College. He is the author of An Introduction to Discrete Mathematics and Calculus for Business and has published articles in The College Mathematics Journal and Mathematics Magazine. Bradley has almost 25 years of math teaching, writing, and researching experience at the college level, and for 20 years has taught summer math classes to students in grades 4-12.

Reviews and Awards

“…ample information for reports.”
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