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Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times - Morris Kline

Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times

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Published: 29th September 1972
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The major creations and developments in mathematics from the beginnings in Babylonia and Egypt through the first few decades of the twentieth century are presented with clarity and precision in this comprehensive historical study.

The consistently high quality of presentation, the accuracy, the readable style, and the stress on the conceptual development of mathematics make this volume a most desirable reference. * Choice * This is without doubt a book which should be in the library of every institution where mathematics is taught. * Economist * [Kline] has produced in this enormous book what must be the definitive history of mathematical thought. Clearly written and handsomely produced.... [It makes] this abstract discipline come alive with a sense of organic growth; we see the personalities, the societies, the false starts, and the patient building up of a body of knowledge now so complex that it overwhelms the layman.... For anyone with a background and interest in mathematics it is an important event * probably the most comprehensive account of mathematical history we have yet had. *

Preface to the Three-Volume Paperback Edition of Mathematical Thoughtp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Mathematics as of 1700p. 391
Bibliographyp. 399
Calculus in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 400
Bibliographyp. 434
Infinite Seriesp. 436
Bibliographyp. 466
Ordinary Differential Equations in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 468
Bibliographyp. 501
Partial Differential Equations in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 502
Bibliographyp. 543
Analytic and Differential Geometry in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 544
Bibliographyp. 571
The Calculus of Variations in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 573
Bibliographyp. 590
Algebra in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 592
Bibliographyp. 612
Mathematics as of 1800p. 614
Bibliographyp. 625
Functions of a Complex Variablep. 626
Bibliographyp. 669
Partial Differential Equations in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 671
Bibliographyp. 707
Ordinary Differential Equations in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 709
Bibliographyp. 738
The Calculus of Variations in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 739
Bibliographyp. 750
Galois Theoryp. 752
Bibliographyp. 770
Quaternions, Vectors, and Linear Associative Algebrasp. 772
Bibliographyp. 794
Determinants and Matricesp. 795
Bibliographyp. 812
Abbreviationsp. i
Name Indexp. iii
Subject Indexp. xiii
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ISBN: 9780195014969
ISBN-10: 0195014960
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1256
Published: 29th September 1972
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 6.35
Weight (kg): 1.6