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God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History

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Edited By: SW Hawking

Running Press, U.S.

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #156521 | ISBN: 0762419229
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Bestselling author and physicist Stephen Hawking explores the "masterpieces" of mathematics God Created the Integers is an extensive anthology which allows the reader to peer into the mind of genius by providing them with excerpts from original mathematical proofs and results. It also helps them understand the progression of mathematical thought, and the very foundations of our presentday technologies. The book includes 25 landmark discoveries spanning 2500 years and representing the work of 15 mathematicians such as Augustin Cauchy, Bernard Riemann and Alan Turing. Each chapter begins with a biography of the featured mathematician, clearly explaining the significance of the result, followed by the full proof of the work, reproduced from the original publication.

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Stephen Hawking is, like Sir Isaac Newton before him, a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books, including the phenomenally successful A Brief History of Time which has sold over 10 million copies in 40 different languages.

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