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Loving and Hating Mathematics by Reuben Hersh, Vera John-Steiner

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Biographies

NOTE: In this section we have sometimes gone into more detail about interesting people who are not so well known, and been satisfied with brief mention of very famous mathematicians. (This is not an exhoustive list of everyone mentioned in the book).

Much of this information was obtained by searching the World Wide Web (Internet). Thanks are due to Google and to the indispensable web sites Wikipedia, MacTutor (written and edited by J. J. O’Connor and E. F. Robertson at the University of St. Andrews), and Mathematicians of the African Diaspora (maintained by Scott W. Williams).

Ralph Abraham (1936–). U.S. mathematician actively involved in the development of the theory of dynamical systems in the 1960s and 1970s.

Jean d’Alembert (1717–1783). ...

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