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Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences : Routledge Reference - Ivor Grattan-Guinness

Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences

Routledge Reference

By: Ivor Grattan-Guinness (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th December 1993
ISBN: 9780415037853
Number Of Pages: 1840

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The "Companion Encyclopedia" is the first comprehensive work to cover all the principal lines and themes of the history and philosophy of mathematics from ancient times up to the twentieth century. In 176 articles contributed by 160 authors of 18 nationalities, the work describes and analyzes the variety of theories, proofs, techniques, and cultural and practical applications of mathematics. The work's aim is to recover our mathematical heritage and show the importance of mathematics today by treating its interactions with the related disciplines of physics, astronomy, engineering and philosophy. It also covers the history of higher education in mathematics and the growth of institutions and organizations connected with the development of the subject.
Part 1 deals with mathematics in various ancient and non-Western cultures from antiquity up to medieval and Renaissance times. Part 2 treats developments in all the main areas of mathematics during the medieval and Renaissance periods up to and including the early 17th century. Parts 3-10 are divided into the main branches into which mathematics developed from the early 17th century onwards: calculus and mathematical analysis, logic and foundations, algebras, geometries, mechanics, mathematical physics and engineering, and probability and statistics. Parts 11-13 review the history of mathematics from an international perspective. The teaching of mathematics in higher education is examined in various countries, and mathematics in culture, art and society is covered.
The "Companion Encyclopedia" features annotated bibliographies of both classic and contemporary sources; black and white illustrations, line figures and equations; biographies of major mathematicians and historians and philosophers of mathematics; a chronological table of main events in the developments of mathematics; and a fully integrated index of people, events and topics.

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"Recommended for academic and large public libraries." -Reference Book Reviews, Vol. 16, No. 2 ..."a large and wide-ranging work...The articles are, in the main, clear and useful and their bibliographies...list the most important works in the relevant areas." -Philosophia Mathematica, Volume 4, No. 2 (1996) These two volumes answer to a real need of a contemporary overview on matheme

Ancient and non-Western traditions
The Western Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Calculus and mathematical analysis
Functions, series and methods in analysis
Logic, set theories, and the foundations of mathematics
Algebras and number theory
Geometries and topology
Mechanics and mechanical engineering
Physics and mathematical physics, and electrical engineering
Probability and statistics, and the social sciences
Higher education and institutions
Mathematics and culture
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ISBN: 9780415037853
ISBN-10: 0415037859
Series: Routledge Reference
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1840
Published: 16th December 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 12.07
Weight (kg): 3.11
Edition Number: 1

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