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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, Over 200 illustrations
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 29/08/2013
- ISBN: 9781780873220
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Review by amarcobio
Interesting listing of the greatest mathematical advances. The best thing is that it covers many of the breakthroughs in the last 100 years, often ignored in other popular books. The worst thing, is that explanations are either too simple or too technical.