Old 28th Jul 2010, 11:16
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mad_jock
 
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Its not really written by him he supply's the editing and the commentry on the particular topic under discussion and how it relates to things we use every day.

The full title is

God Created The Intergers, The mathematical breakthroughs that changed History

It starts off with Euclid 325-265BC

And finishes with Alan Turing 1912-1954

Currently working my way through Euclid Elements just now. I will admit its not everyones idea of fun. The most sobering though is that all Royal Navy midshipmen had to learn it by the time they were 14.

There is quite a bit of Mech eng interest stuff in it as well apart from goemetry with:

Newtons, Motion of Bodies
Fourier, Propagation of Heat
Cauchy, Calculus
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