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The Calculus Gallery: Masterpieces from Newton to Lebesgue

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Book by Dunham, William
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 13th 2004 by Princeton University Press (first published 2004)
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Douglas
This book is a wonderful hybrid of mathematics and "art", hence the title, "The Calculus Gallery". It is nice to be able to walk though the halls of higher mathematics and appreciate some of it's major "works" just as one would paintings on the wall of a great art gallery. It brings mathematics itself into the "great conversation" of art, literature, and music as Raphael depicts in his famous fresco, "The School of Athens". Here we see geometers working in a great hall along with scribes and mus ...more
Kiên Trần
Calculus, by and large, has been considered one of the most difficult subjects undergraduate students have ever dealt with for decades. Just because most calculus textbooks are full of mathematical concepts, theorems and tools without any in-depth explanation of their foundations and the way they have elvoved onto something we know up to date. As if everything was just coming out of the mathematical "black hole".

William Dunham, the author, really did a great job to cover all of the most remarka
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Karel Baloun
Difficult, yet rewarding
Jc Price
An essential read for any undergrad taking real analysis.
Jake Cooper
Dunham's "Journey Through Genius" is more general, accessible and broadly appealing, so start with that. If you loved it, read this next.
Ben
I've moved this review, in edited form, to my website blumsmithmath.com
Lan Nguyen
An okay book, not as good as expected
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