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The Artist and the Mathematician

The Story of Nicolas Bourbaki, the Genius Mathematician Who Never Existed

The Artist and the Mathematician( )
Author: Aczel, Amir D.
Publication Date:Sep 2007
Publisher:Basic Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $20.95
Book Description:

Nicolas Bourbaki, whose mathematical publications began to appear in the late 1930s and continued to be published through most of the twentieth century, was a direct product as well as a major force behind an important revolution that took place in the early decades of the twentieth century that completely changed Western culture. Pure mathematics, the area of Bourbaki’s work, seems on the surface to be an abstract field of human study with no direct connection...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Mathematics / History & Philosophy
Mathematics / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.7 x 19.38 x 1.676 cm
Book Weight:0.24 Kilograms
Author Biography
Aczel, Amir D. (Author)
Amir D. Aczel was born in Haifa, Israel on November 6, 1950. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in decision sciences from the business school at the University of Oregon. He taught at several universities during his lifetime including the University of Alaska and Bentley College.

His first book, Complete Business Statistics, was published in 1989 and went through eight editions. His other books include How to Beat the I.R.S. at Its Own Game: Strategies to Avoid - and Fight - an Audit; Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem; The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity; The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention That Changed the World; Entanglement: The Greatest Mystery in Physics; and Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers. He died from cancer on November 26, 2015 at the age of 65.


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