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William Dunham


Born
The United States

An American writer who was originally trained in topology but became interested in the history of mathematics and specializes in Leonhard Euler. He has received several awards for writing and teaching on this subject.

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Journey through Genius: The...

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The Mathematical Universe: ...

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Euler: The Master of Us All

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The Calculus Gallery: Maste...

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The Genius of Euler: Reflec...

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The G. H. Hardy Reader

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EULER. El maestro de todos ...

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天才引导的历程:数学中的伟大定理

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Great Thinkers, Great Theorems

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数学那些事儿:思想、发现、人物和历史 (图灵新知 7)

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“That this blind and aging man forged ahead with such gusto is a remarkable lesson, a tale for the ages. Euler's courage, determination, and utter unwillingness to be beaten serves, in the truest sense of the word, as an inspiration for mathematician and non-mathematician alike. The long history of mathematics provides no finer example of the triumph of the human spirit.”
William Dunham, Euler: The Master of Us All

“Never was his remarkable memory more useful than when he could see mathematics only in his mind's eye.”
William Dunham, Euler: The Master of Us All

“In his eulogy, the Marquis de Condorcet observed that whosoever pursues mathematics in the future will be "guided and sustained by the genius of Euler" and asserted , with much justification, that "all mathematicians...are his disciples.”
William Dunham, Euler: The Master of Us All

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