Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences by Ari Ben-Menahem

By Ari Ben-Menahem

This 5,800-page encyclopedia surveys a hundred generations of serious thinkers, providing greater than 2,000 designated biographies of scientists, engineers, explorers and inventors who left their mark at the heritage of technological know-how and expertise. This six-volume masterwork additionally comprises 380 articles summarizing the time-line of principles within the best fields of technology, know-how, arithmetic and philosophy.

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5081 • Continuation of Abstraction and Unification of Pure Mathematics Contents xxiii • Discrete Mathematics and the Ubiquitous Algorithm; Computation Beyond Algorithms • Nonlinearity, Stochasticity and the Science of Complexity; Adding Noise to Deterministic Evolution • Mathematization of the Biological, Environmental and Social Sciences • Abstract Algebra and Group Theory in Modern Theoretical Physics • Particle Physics and the Coming of Gauge • The New Cosmology: Whence, Whither and Why?

No. 21. World-War II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From the Cross to the Swastika . . . . . . . . . . . . The Gas Centrifuge Story, or – Stealing the Fire . . The Great Soviet Encyclopedia . . . . . . . . . . . . 4537 4557 4643 4945 Worldviews Ch 1 Ch 2 Ch 3 I Socrates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 II Aristotle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 III Cicero . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

45 • Calendars, or the Conquest of Time • Wheels and Numerals • Papyri and Clay • Birth of Science in Ionia • Blossom in Alexandria General Bibliography Name Index Subject Index 2. Slumber and Awakening (529–1583) . . . . . . 497 • In the Womb of Asia • Diffusion of Greco-Hindu Lore into Western Europe • Rise of the Universities • Renaissance • The Scientific Revolution • Voyagers and Explorers General Bibliography Name Index Subject Index xx Contents Part II 3. The Clockwork Universe (1583–1819) .

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