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An Introduction to the History of Mathematics : Saunders Series - Howard Eves

An Introduction to the History of Mathematics

Saunders Series

Hardcover Published: 2nd January 1990
ISBN: 9780030295584
Number Of Pages: 624

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This classic best-seller by a well-known author introduces mathematics history to math and math education majors. Suggested essay topics and problem studies challenge students. CULTURAL CONNECTIONS sections explain the time and culture in which mathematics developed and evolved. Portraits of mathematicians and material on women in mathematics are of special interest.

Before the 17th Century. Part I: Cultural Connections: The Hunters of the Savanna (The Stone Age). Numeral Systems. Part II: Cultural Connections: The Agricultural Revolution (The Cradles of Civilization). Babylonian and Egyptian Mathematics. Part III: Cultural Connections: The Philosophers of the Agora (Hellenic Greece). Phytagorean Mathematics. Duplication, Trisection, And Quadrature. Part IV: Cultural Connections: The Oikoumene (The Persian Empire, Hellenistic Greece, And the Roman Empire). Euclid and His Elements. Greek Mathematics After Euclid. Part V: Cultural Connections: The Asian Empires (China, India, And the Rise of Islam). Chinese, Hindu, And Arabian Mathematics. Part VI: Cultural Connections: Serfs, Lords, And Popes (The European Middle Ages). European Mathematics, 500 to 1600. The 17th Century and After. Part VII: Cultural Connections: Puritans and Sea Dogs (The Expansion of Europe). The Dawn of Modern Mathematics. Analytic Geometry and Other Precalculus Developments. The Calculus and Related Concepts. Part VIII: Cultural Connections: The Revolt of the Middle Class (The 18th Century in Europe and America). The 18th Century and the Exploitation of the Calculus. Part IX: Cultural Connections (The Industrial Revolution (The 19th Century). The Early 19th Century and the Liberation of Geometry and Algebra. The Late 19th Century and the Arithmetization of Analysis. Part X: Cultural Connections: The Atom and the Spinnnig Wheel (The 20th Century). Transition Into the 20th Century. General Bibliography. A Chronological Table. Answers and Suggestions for the Solutions of the Problem Studies. Index.

ISBN: 9780030295584
ISBN-10: 0030295580
Series: Saunders Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 2nd January 1990
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 18.2  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.28
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised

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