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Название: Men of Mathematics. Volume 1
Автор: Bell E.T.
Although their worlo Is Indispensable for an appreciation of much of science and philosophy, the great mathematicians are far less well-knov'" than great scientists and phi10bt.«j«a>ers ifet of them have had interesting lives in military affairs, statecraft, and other practical pursuits. On the personal side, mathematicians have been all sorts and conditions of men, poor and rich, honest and dishonest, open-handed and close-fisted, peaceable and quarrelsome, arroganj. gind humble — in fact, almqst Anything exdept stupid. Like some of the famous poets and musicians, most of the creative mathematicians have matured early; some accomplished lasting work before they were twenty. The following chapters present a fair sample of the lives of these extraordinarily gifted men. This volume includes: Zeno, Eudoxus, Archimcdes, Descartes, Fermat, Pascal, Newton, Leibniz, the Bernoullis, Euler, Lagrange, Laplace, Monge, Fourier, Poncelet, Gauss, and Cauchy. Volume 2 continues the survey up to Poinсагe and Cantor, who were famous figures in the early part of the twentieth century.