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MATH 98 - SPRING 1999

Specific People: Check the index of biographies for information on the following people. The books listed are availabe from the library.
  • Isaac Barrow (1630-1677)
    • Before Newton : the life and times of Isaac Barrow, edited by Mordechai Feingold.
  • Charles Babbage (1791-1871)
    • Charles Babbage : Passages from the life of a philosopher, edited, with a new introduction by Martin Campbell-Kelly
  • George Boole (1815-1864)
    • George Boole, his life and work, by Desmond MacHale
  • Evariste Galois (1811-1832)
    • Evariste Galois (1811-1832), by Laura Toti Rigatelli
    • Whom the gods love, the story of Evariste Galois, by Leopold Infeld
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)
    • Carl Friedrich Gauss, a biography, by Tord. Hall
    • Gauss: a biographical study, by W. K. Buhler
    • Carl Friedrich Gauss, Titan of science, by Guy Waldo Dunnington
  • Kurt Godel (1906-1978)
    • Godel, Escher, Bach: an eternal golden braid, by Douglas R. Hofstadter
    • Reflections on Kurt Godel, by Hao Wang
  • Jacques Hadamard (1865-1963)
    • Jacques Hadamard: a universal mathematician, by Vladimir Maz'ya and Tatyana Shaposhnikova
  • David Hilbert (1862-1943)
    • Hilbert: with an appreciation of Hilbert's mathematical work, by Hermann Weyl and Constance Reid
    • Einstein, Holbert, and the theory of gravitation, by Jagdish Mehra
  • Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891) (many variations on the spelling)
    • A Russian childhood, by Sofya Kovalevskaya
    • Little Sparrow: a portrait of Sophia Kovalevsky, by Don H. Kennedy
    • A convergence of lives: Sofia Kovalevskaia: scientist, writer, revolutionary, by Ann Hibner Koblitz
  • Joseph Liouville (1809-1882)
    • Joseph Liouville, 1809-1882, master of pure and applied mathematics, by Jesper Lutzen
  • Augusta Ada King Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852)
    • The calculating passion of Ada Byron, by Joan Baum
    • Ada, the enchantress of numbers : a selection from the letters of Lord Byron's daughter and her description of the first computer, narrated and edited by Betty A. Toole
    • Ada : a life and a legacy, by Dorothy Stein
  • Emmy Noether (1882-1935)
    • Emmy Noether, by Auguste Dick
  • Giuseppe Peano (1858-1932)
    • Peano, life and works of Giuseppe Peano, by Hubert C. Kennedy
  • Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920)
    • The Man Who Knew Infinity: a life of the genius, Ramanujan, by Robert Kanigel
    • Ramanujan, the man and the mathematician, by S. R. Ranganathan
    • Ramanujan: letters and commentary, by Srinivasa Ramanujan, with Bruce C. Berndt and Robert A. Rankin
  • G. F. Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866)
    • Riemann, topology, and physics, by Michael Monastyrsky
  • Abraham Robinson (1918-1974)
    • Abraham Robinson : the creation of nonstandard analysis : a personal and mathematical odyssey, by Joseph Warren Dauben
  • Julia Robinson (1919-1985)
    • Julia, a life in mathematics, by Constance Reid
  • Alan Turing (1912-1954)
    • Alan Turing: the enigma, by Andrew Hodges
  • John von Neumann (1903-1957)
    • John von Neumann, by Norman Macrae
    • John von Neumann and the origins of modern computing, by William Aspray
    • John von Neumann and Norbert Wiener: from mathematics to the technologies of life and death, by Steve J. Hiems
    • John von Neumann as seen by his brother, by Nicholas A. Vonneuman
  • Andre Weil (1906-1998)
    • The apprenticeship of a mathematician, by Andre Weil
  • Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)
    • Alfred North Whitehead : the man and his work, by Victor Lowe
  • Norbert Wiener (1894-1964)
    • Ex-prodigy: my childhood and youth, by Norbert Wiener
    • I am a mathematician, the later life of a prodigy, by Norbert Wiener
    • John von Neumann and Norbert Wiener: from mathematics to the technologies of life and death, by Steve J. Hiems
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