"Dunham writes for nonspecialists, and they will enjoy his piquant anecdotes and amusing asides -- Booklist "Artfully, Dunham conducts a tour of the mathematical universe...he believes these ideas to be accessible to the audience he wants to reach, and he writes so that they are." -- Nature "If you want to encourage anyone's interest in math, get them The Mathematical Universe." New Scientist
WILLIAM DUNHAM, Ph.D., is the Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The author of the acclaimed Journey Through Genius, he was awarded the 1993 George Polya Award of the Mathematical Association of America for excellence in expository writing about mathematics. He is also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Arithmetic. Bernoulli Trials. Circle. Differential Calculus. Euler. Fermat. Greek Geometry. Hypotenuse. Isoperimetric Problem. Justification. Knighted Newton. Lost Leibniz. Mathematical Personality. Natural Logarithm. Origins. Prime Number Theorem. Quotient. Russell's Paradox. Spherical Surface. Trisection. Utility. Venn Diagram. Where Are the Women? X-Y Plane. Z. Afterword. Notes. Index.