This 5, 800-page encyclopedia surveys 100 generations of great thinkers, offering more than 2, 000 detailed biographies of scientists, engineers, explorers and inventors who left their mark on the history of science and technology. This six-volume masterwork also includes 380 articles summarizing the time-line of ideas in the leading fields of science, technology, mathematics and philosophy.Solved the third of Hilberta#39;s 23 Paris problems on the congruence of polyhedra. ... later formulated important problems on group presentations, namely the word problem81 and the isomorphism problem. ... Two areas, or two volumes, P and Q, are said to be congruent by addition if they can be dissected into correspondinganbsp;...

Title | : | Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences |

Author | : | Ari Ben-Menahem |

Publisher | : | Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-03-06 |

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