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Dunham, William 1947-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 209 publications in 8 languages and 8,837 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Newspapers  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Sources  Miscellanea  Instructional films  Academic theses  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer
Classifications: QA21, 510.9
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Most widely held works about William Dunham
 
Most widely held works by William Dunham
Journey through genius : the great theorems of mathematics by William Dunham( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 2,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics is a science of rare mystery, created by great mathematicians who can at times seem like master magicians. This book opens up the world of mathematics to a wide and diverse audience of history, science, math, and general interest readers
The mathematical universe : an alphabetical journey through the great proofs, problems, and personalities by William Dunham( Book )

44 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing in his trademark razor-sharp style, Dunham introduces a tantalizing selection of the great proofs, notorious disputes, and intriguing unsolved mysteries. Subjects range from the golden age of Greek geometry to the furthest frontier of infinite series. In chapters spanning the field from A to Z, discover the marvels of the Monte Carlo Method and the ancient riddle of Dido's Problem. Scale the heights of the Himalayas with famed surveyor Sir George Everest and puzzle over the fascinating conundrum of Fermat's Last Theorem. Dunham explores more than five thousand years of mathematical history, digging into the earliest records in Egypt, Babylon, India, and China, and turning up surprising tales and tidbits from modern times
Euler : the master of us all by William Dunham( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dunham provides a brief overview of Euler's life and delves into the conceptualization and proofs behind his contributions to mathematics, including Euler's seminal work Opera Omnia
The calculus gallery : masterpieces from Newton to Lebesgue by William Dunham( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than three centuries after its creation, calculus remains a dazzling intellectual achievement and the gateway into higher mathematics. This book charts its growth and development by sampling from the work of some of its foremost practitioners, beginning with Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in the late seventeenth century and continuing to Henri Lebesgue at the dawn of the twentieth. William Dunham presents the definitions, theorems, and proofs. "Students of literature read Shakespeare; students of music listen to Bach," he writes. But this tradition of studying the major works of the "masters" is, if not wholly absent, certainly uncommon in mathematics. This book seeks to redress that situation."--Jacket
The genius of Euler : reflections on his life and work by William Dunham( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected articles, aimed at a mathematically literate audience, address aspects of Euler's life and work, from the biographical to the historical to the mathematical. The oldest of these was written in 1872, and the most recent dates to 2006. Some of the papers focus on Euler and his world, others describe a specific Eulerian achievement, and still others survey a branch of mathematics to which Euler contributed significantly. -- From publisher description
The American( )

in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great thinkers, great theorems by William Dunham( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This course is a journey through the history of mathematics, focusing on the foremost mathematicians of all time, the great thinkers, and the extraordinary masterpieces they produced, the great theorems
The G.H. Hardy reader by Mathematical Association of America( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a feast of G.H. Hardy's writing. There are selections of his mathematical papers, his book reviews, his tributes to departed colleagues. Some articles are serious, and others display his wry sense of humor. To these are added recollections by those who knew Hardy, along with biographical and mathematical pieces written explicitly for this collection."--
Journey through genius by William Dunham( Visual )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The important role of mathematics and the work of mathematicians throughout history is discussed
American political documents by James J Flynn( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaje a través de los genios : biografías y teoremas de los grandes matemáticos by William Dunham( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euler : el maestro de todos los matemáticos by William Dunham( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaggio attraverso il genio : i grandi teoremi della matematica by William Dunham( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El universo de las matemáticos : un recorrido alfabético por los grandes teoremas, enigmas y controversias by William Dunham( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tian cai yin dao de li cheng : Shu xue zhong de wei da ding li = Journey through genius the great theorems of mathematics by William Dunham( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oirā nyūmon by William Dunham( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tian cai yin dao de li cheng : shu xue jing dian ding li by William Dunham( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sūgaku no chisei : Tensai to teiri de tadoru sūgakushi( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brown University, Providence, September 6, 1809. : Exercises of commencement by Brown University( Book )

1 edition published in 1809 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Journey through genius : the great theorems of mathematics
Alternative Names
Dunham, William

Dunham, William W.

William Dunham Amerikaans schrijver

William Dunham matemático estadounidense

William Dunham (mathematician)

William Dunham mathématicien américain

ویلیام دانهام

던햄, 윌리엄 1947-

ダンハム, W.

Languages
English (124)

Spanish (29)

Chinese (10)

Japanese (9)

German (5)

Malay (3)

Italian (1)

Latin (1)

Covers
The mathematical universe : an alphabetical journey through the great proofs, problems, and personalitiesEuler : the master of us allThe calculus gallery : masterpieces from Newton to LebesgueThe genius of Euler : reflections on his life and workViaje a través de los genios : biografías y teoremas de los grandes matemáticosEuler : el maestro de todos los matemáticos