Maths in 100 Key Breakthroughs

Author(s): Dr. Richard Elwes


Maths in 100 Key Breakthroughs presents a series of essays explaining the fundamentals of the most important maths concepts you really need to know. Richard Elwes profiles the groundbreaking and front-of-mind discoveries that have had a profound influence on our way of life and understanding. From the origins of counting some 35,000 years ago, right up to the very latest breakthroughs - such as Wiles' proof of Fermat's Last Theorem and Cook & Wolfram's Rule 110 - Maths in 100 Key Breakthroughs tells a story of discovery, invention, painstaking progress and inspired leaps of the imagination.


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Dr Richard Elwes is a writer, teacher and researcher in Mathematics and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leeds. He contributes to New Scientist and Plus Magazine and publishes research on model theory. Dr Elwes is a committed popularizer of mathematics, on which he speaks regularly at public lectures and on radio. He lives in Leeds.

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  • : 9781780873220
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : July 2013
  • : 246mm X 185mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2013
  • : books

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  • : Dr. Richard Elwes
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 510
  • : 416
  • : Over 200 illustrations