- Hardcover: 306 pages
- Publisher: Amer Mathematical Society (February 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0821820451
- ISBN-13: 978-0821820452
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.2 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,145,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Stephen Smale: The Mathematician Who Broke the Dimension Barrier
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Batterson's book is readable by, and accessible to, high school students ... Smale's life is inspiring; Batterson's book is fascinating. -- The Mathematics Teacher
From the Publisher
There are few good biographies of mathematicians. This makes sense when considering that to place their lives in perspective requires some appreciation of their theorems. Biographical writers are not usually trained in mathematics, and mathematicians do not usually write biographies. Though the author, Steve Batterson, is primarily a mathematician, he has long been intrigued by the notion of working on a biography of Smale. In this book, Batterson records and makes known the life and accomplishments of this great mathematician and significant figure in intellectual history.
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