In journey through genius author william dunham strikes an extraordinary balance between the historical and technical he devotes each chapter to a principal result of mathematics such as the solution of the cubic series and the divergence of the harmonic series not only does this book tell the stories of the people behind the math but it also includes discussions and rigorous proofs of . Journey through genius the great theorems of mathematics is a 1990 survey of the history of mathematics by writer and pioneering mathematician william wade dunham. Milestones works of genius destined to last forever now william dunham gives them the attention they deservedunham places each theorem within its historical context and explores the very human and often turbulent life of the creator aeur from archimedes the absentminded theoretician whose absorption in his work often precluded eating or bathing to gerolamo cardano the sixteenth . Dunham william 1947 journey through genius the great theorems of mathematics i william dunham p cm includes bibliographical references p 287 1 mathematics history 2 mathematicians biography 1 title qa21d78 1990 5109 dc20 printed in the united states of america 89 27366 cip. Now william dunham gives them the attention they deservedunham places each theorem within its historical context and explores the very human and often turbulent life of the creator from archimedes the absentminded theoretician
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