History of Mathematics A Reader

ISBN-10: 0333427912

ISBN-13: 9780333427910

Edition: 18th 1987

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Description: In 1922 Barnes Wallis, who later invented the bouncing bomb immortalized in the movie The Dam Busters, fell in love for the first and last time, aged 35. The object of his affection, Molly Bloxam, was 17 and setting off to study science at University College London. Her father decreed that the two could correspond only if Barnes taught Molly mathematics in his letters. Mathematics with Love presents, for the first time, the result of this curious dictat: a series of witty, tender and totally accessible introductions to calculus, trigonometry and electrostatic induction that remarkably, wooed and won the girl. Deftly narrated by Barnes and Molly's daughter Mary, Mathematics with Love is an evocative tale of a twenties courtship, a surprising insight into the early life of a World War Two hero, and a great way to learn a little mathematics.

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Book details

List price: $79.99
Edition: 18th
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 3/16/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Jeremy Gray is professor of the history of mathematics at the Open University, and an honorary professor at the University of Warwick. His most recent book is "Plato's Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics" (Princeton).

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