Arithmetic, math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics are all part of the modern world, yet so few of us know where these fields of study originated. In this book, the lives and discoveries of various mathematicians will be explored and examined, to provide some insight into various mathematical functions and operations.
The interview format used makes the easy-to-read chapters enjoyable to savor. Supplemental diagrams and images are included to further enhance the mathematical descriptions. Personalized details chronicle the fascinating lives of these mathematicians. This book would supplement course materials for a history of mathematics course quite well.
A copy of this book was included for display by invitation at the James Clark Maxwell Museum in Edinborough, Scotland.