Mathematics: Queen and Servant of Science

E. T. Bell

“A fascinating history of pure and practical mathematics, including how Einstein’s theory of relativity was applied to everything from Euclidean geometry to Riemann’s. Algebra, number theory, logic, probability, infinite sets, the mathematical foundations, rings, matrices, transformations, groups, geometry, and topology are only a few of the topics covered in the twenty chapters. In 1987, Martin Gardner added a new prologue and made revisions to Mathematics.”