Ancient MathematiciansBook - 2009
What made the ancient Greeks' hearts beat faster and their pulses race? In a word, mathematics. See how they overcame a clunky, awkward number system to become the most respected minds in mathematics in the world. These mathematical wizards include Pythagoras: more a miracle worker than a mathematician, some claimed he was the son of a god. But did he even invent the theorem named for him? And what secret was so great that his followers would kill to keep quiet? Euclid: The man who wrote the Elements shaped the way we approach math. Archimedes: one mathematician held off an army for three years. How did he do it, and could he trap the elusive [pi]? And Hypatia, the woman whose math and philosophy skills were so threatening to the Catholic church that she was brutally murdered. Book jacket.
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., c2009.
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: j 510.922 STAEGER
Characteristics: 112 pages : illustrations (some color), col. map ; 24 cm.