Edited by the famous physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking, God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History includes mathematical masterpieces from several world-renowned mathematical geniuses, including Euclid, Archimedes, Newton, Laplace and Cauchy.
The book is an anthology that explores 25 landmark discoveries of 15 mathematicians spanning a time period of 2500 years. Each of the famous works discussed has been grouped as per the corresponding mathematician and the entire text has been organized chronologically to simplify reading and better the understanding of readers.
Further, each chapter in God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History starts with a short biography of the mathematician and then goes on to explain his works and their significance. In addition, the book also gives complete proof of the results obtained through each mathematician’s work as reproduced from an original publication.
In creating such an informative and knowledge-filled anthology, the editor of the text has allowed readers to take a peek into the minds of the great mathematicians. In featuring these 15 mathematicians, Hawking has reflected his personal choice with respect to the greatest works in mathematics in the history of time.
A book that takes readers on a journey through a string of mathematical ideologies and how they have contributed to present-day technologies, God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History has been published by Penguin UK in 2006 and is available in paperback.
- The book has been edited by Stephen Hawking, world-renowned author and physicist.
- It contains reproductions of the original work of each mathematician that it features.