Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics Topics for Discussion

William Dunham (mathematician)
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What role has religion played in mathematics according to Dunham?

How do social influences affect the development of mathematic theorems?

Math and science have always been closely related. How does Dunham characterize this relationship?

How does Dunham compare the pursuit of mathematics with art? Is his comparison apt?

How does Dunham describe the shifting line between practical and theoretical mathematics?

Does placing a mathematical theorem in historical perspective help explain the theorem, or does math stand free from history?

Does competition and rivalry drive or hinder advances in mathematics according to Dunham's account?

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