Needing a comprehensive book about the influence of mathematical discoveries


#1

Hi everyone,

I wanted a book of series of books which shows how a mathematical discovery built upon
prior math and furthered mathematics in general…A survey if you will.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Stefos


(Josh Cohen) #2

I’m not sure if it’s exactly what you’re looking for, but there is a book called The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension by Clifford A. Pickover that has an overview of mathematicians and discoveries. There’s also a quick overview in Math in Minutes by Paul Glendinning.

Someone else here might have better suggestions though. :slight_smile: