William Dunham – The Mathematical Universe


“Dunham writes for nonspecialists, and they will enjoy his piquant anecdotes and amusing asides — Booklist

“Artfully, Dunham conducts a tour of the mathematical universe. . .he believes these ideas to be accessible to the audience he wantsto reach, and he writes so that they are.” — Nature

“If you want to encourage anyone’s interest in math, get them TheMathematical Universe.”
* New Scientist

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William Dunham is the Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He has won two awards for excellence in expository writing from The Mathematical Association of America: the 1993 George Plya Award, and in 1997, the Trevor Evans Award. His books Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics, and The Mathematical Universe have both been selections of the Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club. He has also been the recipient of several grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund seminars on the great theorems of mathematics in historical context.