Journey through genius the great theorems of mathematics is a 1990 survey of the history of mathematics by writer and pioneering mathematician william wade dunhamdunham who was first known for his research on topology but later grew expertise in maths history is known as the foremost expert on leonhard euler a figure foundational to modern math. Like masterpieces of art music and literature great mathematical theorems are creative milestones works of genius destined to last forever now william dunham gives them the attention they deservedunham places each theorem within its historical context and explores the very. In journey through genius author william dunham strikes an extraordinary balance between the historical and technicalhe devotes each chapter to a principal result of mathematics such as the solution of the cubic series and the divergence of the harmonic series. Dunham william 1947 journey through genius the great theorems of mathematics i william dunham p cm includes bibliographical references p 287 1 mathematics history 2 mathematicians biography 1 title qa21d78 1990 5109 dc20 printed in the united states of america 89 27366 cip. Journey through genius the great theorems of mathematics is a survey of twelve great theorems selected by author william dunham for the importance to the field of mathematics as well as for how they represent the prevailing ideas and ideals of the times in which they appear
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