Leonard of Pisa and the New Mathematics of the Middle Ages
This book tells the story of how an Italian boy who witnessed the groundbreaking of Pisa's famous leaning tower later became known as the father of modern mathematics and arguably the most important mathematician in history.
- Format: Book | 121 pages
- Author: Joseph and Frances Gies
One of the most important mathematical breakthroughs of all time
Leonard of Pisa is the most comprehensive book about the man and the genius behind the famous Fibonacci sequence. It tells a story about a young, upper-class man of the Middle Ages who presented to the Western world one of the most important mathematical breakthroughs of all time.
The Fibonacci sequence has been found in everything from human and plant DNA to the world's financial markets. This enjoyable book chronicles the life of Leonard Fibonacci, the father of modern mathematics.
Table of Contents:
- A Note on Leonard's Name
- Chapter 1 The World of Leonard Fibonacci
- Chapter 2 Pisa
- Chapter 3 The Education of a Mathematician
- Chapter 4 Voyage to Bugia
- Chapter 5 Bugia: the Arab World
- Chapter 6 The Mathematician
- Chapter 7 The Fibonacci Sequence
- Chapter 8 The Emperor
- Chapter 9 Legacy
- Appendix I Problems from the Liber Abaci, for the Reader to Solve
- Appendix II The Golden Rectangle
- Appendix III Solution of the Problem on Pages 92-95
Meet Your Author
Joseph and Frances Gies
Frances Gies and Joseph Gies were husband and wife, historians and writers who collaborated on a number of books about the Middle Ages, and also wrote individual works. The works by Gies and Gies are respected amongst historians and archeologists, and are on the recommended reading lists of a number of universities.
Discover the father of modern mathematics and arguably the patriarch of all contemporary innovation
Leonard of Pisa and the New Mathematics of the Middle Ages does not only detail the life and time of Leonardo Fibonacci, whom some call the father of modern mathematics. It it also serves as an excellent mathematics history book as it explains how the numbers from Leonardo Fibonacci's first book Liber Abaci laid the groundwork for modern mathematics and further technological innovation.
To understand the monumental influence of Leonardo Fibonacci and discover what led to his famous discovery, make this fascinating book part of your library today.