Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: The Polymath Who Brought Us Calculus

3.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781439892220: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: The Polymath Who Brought Us Calculus

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: The Polymath Who Brought Us Calculus focuses on the life and accomplishments of one of the seventeenth century’s most influential mathematicians and philosophers. The book, which draws on Leibniz’s written works and translations, and reconstructs dialogues Leibniz may have had based on the historical record of his life experiences, portrays Leibniz as both a phenomenal genius and a real person.

Suitable for middle school age readers, the book traces Leibniz’s life from his early years as a young boy and student to his later work as a court historian. It discusses the intellectual and social climate in which he fought for his ideas, including his rather contentious relationship with Newton (both claimed to have invented calculus). The text describes how Leibniz developed the first mechanical calculator that could handle addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It also examines his passionate advocacy of rational arguments in all controversial matters, including the law, expressed in his famous exclamation calculemus: let us calculate to see who is right.

Leibniz made groundbreaking contributions to mathematics and philosophy that have shaped our modern views of these fields.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

the reader gets a good impression of Leibniz's life and ideas.
―Charlotte Wahl, Zentralblatt MATH 1234

this book permits us to place in our mind many of Leibniz’s important contributions at the right place and time where they occurred ... absolutely indispensable to initiate teenagers ... written in a very vivid style, the book under review is very commendable.
―Marcel Guillaume, Mathematical Reviews, 2012h

... fun to read, and the book is instructive. Tent knows what she’s talking about. ... A fun book to take on holiday.
―Rudi Penne and Paul Levrie, WeetLogs.SciLogs.be, April 2012

The life of Gottfried Leibniz, philosopher, theologian, mathematician, devisor of mechanical computers―in short, a universal genius―is presented in this work with sympathy and understanding. An informative read for teenagers and beyond.
―Philip J. Davis, coauthor of The Mathematical Experience

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 36.95
US$ 34.34

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Taylor Francis Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1439892229 ISBN 13: 9781439892220
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Inc, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: The Polymath Who Brought Us Calculus focuses on the life and accomplishments of one of the seventeenth century s most influential mathematicians and philosophers. The book, which draws on Leibniz s written works and translations, and reconstructs dialogues Leibniz may have had based on the historical record of his life experiences, portrays Leibniz as both a phenomenal genius and a real person. Suitable for middle school age readers, the book traces Leibniz s life from his early years as a young boy and student to his later work as a court historian. It discusses the intellectual and social climate in which he fought for his ideas, including his rather contentious relationship with Newton (both claimed to have invented calculus). The text describes how Leibniz developed the first mechanical calculator that could handle addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It also examines his passionate advocacy of rational arguments in all controversial matters, including the law, expressed in his famous exclamation calculemus: let us calculate to see who is right. Leibniz made groundbreaking contributions to mathematics and philosophy that have shaped our modern views of these fields. Bookseller Inventory # AA69781439892220

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Tent, M. B. W. (edt)
ISBN 10: 1439892229 ISBN 13: 9781439892220
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 13298238-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by Taylor Francis Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1439892229 ISBN 13: 9781439892220
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Inc, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: The Polymath Who Brought Us Calculus focuses on the life and accomplishments of one of the seventeenth century s most influential mathematicians and philosophers. The book, which draws on Leibniz s written works and translations, and reconstructs dialogues Leibniz may have had based on the historical record of his life experiences, portrays Leibniz as both a phenomenal genius and a real person. Suitable for middle school age readers, the book traces Leibniz s life from his early years as a young boy and student to his later work as a court historian. It discusses the intellectual and social climate in which he fought for his ideas, including his rather contentious relationship with Newton (both claimed to have invented calculus). The text describes how Leibniz developed the first mechanical calculator that could handle addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It also examines his passionate advocacy of rational arguments in all controversial matters, including the law, expressed in his famous exclamation calculemus: let us calculate to see who is right. Leibniz made groundbreaking contributions to mathematics and philosophy that have shaped our modern views of these fields. Bookseller Inventory # AA69781439892220

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Tent, M. B. W.
ISBN 10: 1439892229 ISBN 13: 9781439892220
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VT-9781439892220

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by A K Peters/CRC Press
ISBN 10: 1439892229 ISBN 13: 9781439892220
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description A K Peters/CRC Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781439892220

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

M. B. W. Tent
Published by A K Peters/CRC Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1439892229 ISBN 13: 9781439892220
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description A K Peters/CRC Press, 2011. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FT-9781439892220

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

ISBN 10: 1439892229 ISBN 13: 9781439892220
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1439892229. Bookseller Inventory # ST1439892229

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

M. B. W. Tent (editor)
Published by Taylor and Francis 2011-11-11, Boca Raton (2011)
ISBN 10: 1439892229 ISBN 13: 9781439892220
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor and Francis 2011-11-11, Boca Raton, 2011. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781439892220

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by Taylor & Francis Inc (2011)
ISBN 10: 1439892229 ISBN 13: 9781439892220
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Inc, 2011. Book Condition: New. Editor(s): Tent, M. B. W. Num Pages: 260 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: PBKA; PBV. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 144 x 212 x 23. Weight in Grams: 458. . 2011. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9781439892220

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Published by Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN 10: 1439892229 ISBN 13: 9781439892220
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Inc. Book Condition: New. Editor(s): Tent, M. B. W. Num Pages: 260 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: PBKA; PBV. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 144 x 212 x 23. Weight in Grams: 458. . 2011. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781439892220

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book