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A to Z of Mathematicians

A to Z of Mathematicians

Tucker McElroy, Ph. D. - Collection Notable Scientists

306 pages, parution le 06/04/2005


Who has contributed significantly to the field of mathematics? What have been their most important achievements? Which areas in mathematics have benefited from these contributors and their work? Facts On File's new Notable Scientists series meets the need for an authoritative source of information to answer these and other questions concerning developments in science and mathematics.

Featuring an international selection of practitioners whose work has contributed to mathematics and impacted society in lasting ways, A to Z of Mathematicians is a comprehensive biographical collection of 150 male and female specialists, from antiquity to the present. Designed for high school students, researchers, teachers, and general readers, this is an ideal reference to well-known mathematicians and their contemporary counterparts. Each entry provides the subject's full name, birth and death dates, nationality, and field(s) of specialization. The essays focus on the mathematician's work, achievements, struggles within the milieu, and contributions to the field, supplemented with information on family and educational background and specific sources for further investigation. Among the mathematicians included are the following:

  • Rene Descartes (1596-1650) French Geometry, Algebra
  • Leonardo Fibonacci (ca. 1170-ca. 1240) Italian, Arithmetic
  • Kurt Friedrich Godel (1906-1978) Austrian, Logic
  • Sofya Kovalevskaya (1850-1891) Russian Differential Equations, Analysis
  • Emily Noether (1882-1935) German, Algebra
  • Charles Peirce (1839-1914) American Logic, Topology
  • Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan (1887-1920) Indian, Number Theory
  • Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866) German, Complex Analysis

In addition to nearly 50 black-and-white photographs, the collection features four indexes- arranged by field, country of birth, country of scientific activity, and chronologically-as well as a bibliography of print and Internet sources and an extensive index.

L'auteur - Tucker McElroy, Ph. D.

Tucker S. McElroy has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California in San Diego. He served as Mathematical Statistician at the Statistical Research Division of the U.S. Census Bureau, is a member of the American Statistical Association, and has published research papers in probability and statistics.


  • List of Entries
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Entries A to Z
  • Entries by Field
  • Entries by Country of Birth
  • Entries by Country of Major Scientific Activity
  • Entries by Year of Birth
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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Éditeur(s) Facts on File
Auteur(s) Tucker McElroy, Ph. D.
Collection Notable Scientists
Parution 06/04/2005
Nb. de pages 306
Format 19 x 24
Couverture Relié
Poids 847g
Intérieur Noir et Blanc
EAN13 9780816053384
ISBN13 978-0-8160-5338-4

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