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Mathematics Frontiers
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816054274
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5427-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 510.92
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 160

Summary

Tracing the development of mathematics from a biographical standpoint, Mathematics Frontiers profiles innovators from the second half of the 20th century who made significant discoveries in both pure and applied mathematics. From John H. Conway, who helped complete the classification of all finite groups (and invented "The Game of Life" board game), to Stephen Hawking, who established the mathematical basis for black holes, to Fan Chung, who developed an encoding and decoding algorithm for cell phone calls, this lively survey of contemporary minds behind the math is ideal for middle and high school students seeking resources for research or general interest.

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.

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