Editorial Reviews. Review. [A] wonderful book Havil’s emphasis on historical context and In a tantalizing blend of history and mathematics, Julian Havil takes the reader on a journey through logarithms and the harmonic series, the two. Read “Gamma Exploring Euler’s Constant” by Julian Havil with Rakuten Kobo. Among the myriad of constants that appear in mathematics, p, e, and i are the. Among the many constants that appear in mathematics, π, e, and i are the most familiar. Following closely behind is y, or gamma, a constant that arises in many.

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Gamma: Exploring Euler’s Constant

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Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Among the myriad of constants that appear in mathematics, peand juliaan are the most familiar. Lists with This Book. Sources in the Development of Mathematics. Please review your cart. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Would you like us to take another look at this review? The book is full of striking results,and in a appendix gives a notions of complex variable,all understable with the mathematical maturity and backgrund of high school mathematics.

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This is hard to follow in places because it takes a historical approach; it is also not representative of the book in that subsequent chapters, while they do incorporate history, don’t do so in this detail. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!


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In a tantalizing blend of history and mathematics, Julian Havil takes the reader on a journey through logarithms and the harmonic series, the two defining elements of gamma, toward the first account of gamma’s place in mathematics.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of At any rate, the book does a bang-up job of thoroughly investigating one of the lesser known mathematical constants, and I highly recommend checking it out!

Among the numerous topics that arise during this historical odyssey into fundamental mathematical ideas are the Prime Number Theorem and the most important open problem in mathematics today–the Riemann Hypothesis though no proof of either is offered!

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