Eric Temple Bell

Eric Temple Bell


Born
in Peterhead, Scotland, The United Kingdom
February 07, 1883

Died
December 21, 1960

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Eric Temple Bell (February 7, 1883 – December 21, 1960) was a mathematician and science fiction author born in Scotland who lived in the U.S. for most of his life. He published his non-fiction under his given name and his fiction as John Taine.

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Men of Mathematics

4.09 avg rating — 1,675 ratings — published 1937 — 20 editions
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Mathematics: Queen and Serv...

4.24 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1952 — 3 editions
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Men of Mathematics Volume Two

4.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1937
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The Development of Mathematics

4.28 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1945 — 7 editions
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The Magic of Numbers

3.71 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1946 — 6 editions
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The Greatest Adventure

3.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1928 — 6 editions
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The Last Problem

4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1961 — 2 editions
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Two Science Fiction Novels:...

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3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1931 — 2 editions
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Men of Mathematics Volume One

4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings3 editions
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Before the Dawn

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3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1934
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“[As a young teenager] Galois read Legendre]'s geometry from cover to cover as easily as other boys read a pirate yarn.”
Eric Temple Bell, Men of Mathematics

Poincaré was a vigorous opponent of the theory that all mathematics can be rewritten in terms of the most elementary notions of classical logic; something more than logic, he believed, makes mathematics what it is.”
Eric Temple Bell

“The full impact of the Lobachevskian method of challenging axioms has probably yet to be felt. It is no exaggeration to call Lobachevsky the Copernicus of Geometry [as did Clifford], for geometry is only a part of the vaster domain which he renovated; it might even be just to designate him as a Copernicus of all thought.”
Eric Temple Bell

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