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The World of Mathematics, Volume 2

The World of Mathematics, Volume 2

By: James R Newman

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Year: 1956
Pages: 716
Language: English
Published: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group

Volume 2 of a monumental 4-vol. set covers mathematics and the physical world, mathematics and social science, and the laws of chance, with non-technical essays by and about scores of eminent mathematicians, economists, scientists, and others. Individual articles on "Mathematics of Motion," by Galileo Galilei; "Mathematics of Heredity," by Gregor Mendel; "Mathematics of Population and Food," by Thomas Robert Malthus, and many more. Informative commentary by noted mathematics scholar James R. Newman precedes each essay. Numerous figures.