The Greatest Mathematicians of All Time
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|James Dow Allen|
|Rankings and capsule mathematical biographies of the 100 greatest mathematicians of all time, with discussion that covers great mathematicians' own self-appraisals; prizes and medals; omissions; proposed candidates; comparisons with other "top 100" lists by Pickover, Eells, Polyanin, Cardano, and Ioan James; the I.Q. estimates of psychologist Catherine M. Cox; notes on Euler's series expansion of pi²/6, Heegner Numbers, and a few other mathematical discoveries. Allen, a computer programmer, also organizes his list of great mathematicians on a shorter page by eras.|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Resource Types:||Reference Sources|
|Math Topics:||History and Biography|
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