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Praise for Hal Hellman

Great Feuds in Mathematics

"Those who think that mathematicians are cold, mechanical proving machines will do well to read Hellman's book on conflicts in mathematics. The main characters are as excitable and touchy as the next man. But Hellman's stories also show how scientific fights bring out sharper formulations and better arguments."
-Professor Dirk van Dalen, Philosophy Department, Utrecht University

Great Feuds in Technology

"There's nothing like a good feud to grab your attention. And when it comes to describing the battle, Hal Hellman is a master."
-New Scientist

Great Feuds in Science

"Unusual insight into the development of science . . . I was excited by this book and enthusiastically recommend it to general as well as scientific audiences."
-American Scientist

"Hellman has assembled a series of entertaining tales . . . many fine examples of heady invective without parallel in our time."
-Nature

Great Feuds in Medicine

"This engaging book documents [the] reactions in ten of the most heated controversies and rivalries in medical history. . . . The disputes detailed are . . . fascinating. . . . It is delicious stuff here."
-The New York Times

"Stimulating."
-Journal of the American Medical Association

Auteur
HAL HELLMAN is the author of Great Feuds in Science, Great Feuds in Medicine, and Great Feuds in Technology, all from Wiley. He has published articles in the New York Times, Omni, Reader's Digest, Psychology Today, and Geo.

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Praise for Hal Hellman

Great Feuds in Mathematics

"Those who think that mathematicians are cold, mechanical proving machines will do well to read Hellman's book on conflicts in mathematics. The main characters are as excitable and touchy as the next man. But Hellman's stories also show how scientific fights bring out sharper formulations and better arguments."
—Professor Dirk van Dalen, Philosophy Department, Utrecht University

Great Feuds in Technology

"There's nothing like a good feud to grab your attention. And when it comes to describing the battle, Hal Hellman is a master."
New Scientist

Great Feuds in Science

"Unusual insight into the development of science . . . I was excited by this book and enthusiastically recommend it to general as well as scientific audiences."
American Scientist

"Hellman has assembled a series of entertaining tales . . . many fine examples of heady invective without parallel in our time."
Nature

Great Feuds in Medicine

"This engaging book documents [the] reactions in ten of the most heated controversies and rivalries in medical history. . . . The disputes detailed are . . . fascinating. . . . It is delicious stuff here."
The New York Times

"Stimulating."
Journal of the American Medical Association

Contenu
Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. Tartaglia versus Cardano • Solving Cubic Equations.

2. Descartes versus Fermat • Analytic Geometry and Optics.

3. Newton versus Leibniz • Credit for the Calculus.

4. Bernoulli versus Bernoulli • Sibling Rivalry of the Highest Order.

5. Sylvester versus Huxley • Mathematics: Ivory Tower or Real World?

6. Kronecker versus Cantor • Mathematical Humbug.

7. Borel versus Zermelo • The “Notorious Axiom”.

8. Poincaré versus Russell • The Logical Foundations of Mathematics.

9. Hilbert versus Brouwer • Formalism versus Intuitionism.

10. Absolutists/Platonists versus Fallibilists/Constructivists • Are Mathematical Advances Discoveries or Inventions?

Epilogue.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Great Feuds in Mathematics
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781118040119
ISBN: 978-1-118-04011-9
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: Turner Publishing Company
Genre: Bases
nombre de pages: 256
Parution: 17.12.2010
Année: 2010
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 0.3 MB