By Tucker McElroy
It's tough to judge modern mathematicians with no the advantage of a retrospective standpoint, separated through numerous a long time. This complete single-volume A-to-Z reference covers either the previous and current scientists who've considerably contributed to the sphere of arithmetic. together with all the important mathematicians, in addition to different lesser-known folks within the box who made critical contributions, this inclusive reference covers the key components of algebra, research, geometry, and foundational statisticians. particular gains contain indexes via box of specialization, nationality, and topic region; a important bibliography; and appendixes directory the mathematicians lined by way of state of start, kingdom of labor, box of specialization, nationality, and topic sector. overlaying remarkable mathematicians from antiquity to the current, this is often an excellent reference for heart and highschool scholars.
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A to Z of mathematicians by Tucker McElroy