This classic study notes the first appearance of a mathematical symbol and its origin, the competition it encountered, its spread among writers in different countries, its rise to popularity, its eventual decline or ultimate survival. The author's coverage of obsolete notations - and what we can learn from them - is as comprehensive as those which have survived and still enjoy favour. Originally published in 1929 in a two-volume edition, this monumental work is presented here in one volume.
Series: Dover Books on Mathematics
Number Of Pages: 848
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.6
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Type: New edition