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A History of Mathematics

For more than forty years, this book has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind's relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Poincare conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs. Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincaré and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, this book is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and women who created it.

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  • "For more than forty years, this book has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind's relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Poincare conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs. Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincaré and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, this book is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and women who created it."@en
  • "Develops world contributions to mathematics, from the inception of numbers and geometry to modern probability and Bourbaki's mathematics."
  • "Develops world contributions to mathematics, from the inception of numbers and geometry to modern probability and Bourbaki's mathematics."@en
  • "This book teaches about the history of humankind's relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Poincare conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs. Includes information about the age of Plato and Aristotle, Poincare and Hilbert, the Pythagorean theorem, the golden mean. It explores the history of mathematics and the men and women who created it."
  • "The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematics For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind's relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the PoincarE Conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs.-Distills thousands of years of mathematics into a single, approachable volume -Covers mathematical discoveries, concepts, and thinkers, from Ancient Egypt to the present -Includes up-to-date references and an extensive chronological table of mathematical and general historical developments. Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or PoincarE and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, A History of Mathematics is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and women who created it."@en
  • "Paints a vivid picture of humankind's relationship with numbers. Updated and expanded, it offers broadened coverage of 20th century advances in probability and computers, and an appendix containing an extensive chronological table of mathematical and general historical developments."@en
  • "First published in 1968."@en
  • "Origins -- Egypt -- Mesopotamia -- Ionia and the Pythagoreans -- Heroic age -- Age of Plato and Aristotle -- Euclid of Alexandria -- Archimedes of Syracuse -- Apollonius of Perga -- Greek trigonometry and mensuration -- Revival and decline of Greek mathematics -- China and India -- Arabic hegemony -- Europe in the Middle Ages -- Renaissance -- Prelude to modern mathematics -- Time of Fermat and Descartes -- Transitional period -- Newton and Leibniz -- Bernoulli era -- Age of Euler -- Mathematicians of the French Revolution -- Time of Gauss and Cauchy -- Geometry -- Analysis -- Algebra -- Poincare and Hilbert -- Aspects of the twentieth century -- References -- General bibliography -- Appendix: Chronological table -- Index. 1. Origins -- The concept of number -- Early number bases -- Number language and the origin of counting -- Origin of geometry -- 2. Egypt -- Early records -- Hieroglyphic notation -- Ahmes papyrus -- Unit fractions -- Arithmetic operations -- Algebraic problems -- Geometric problems -- A trigonometric ratio -- Moscow papyrus -- Mathematical weaknesses -- 3. Mesopotamia -- Cuneiform records -- Positional numeration -- Sexagesimal fractions -- Fundamental operations -- Algebraic problems -- Quadratic equations -- Cubic equations -- Pythagorean triads -- Polygonal areas -- Geometry as applied arithmetic -- Mathematical weaknesses -- 4. Ionia and the Pythagoreans -- Greek origins -- Thales of Miletus -- Pythagoras of Samos -- The Pythagorean pentagram -- Number mysticism -- Arithmetic and cosmology -- Figurate numbers -- Proportions -- Attic numeration -- Ionian numeration -- Arithmetic and logistic -- 5. The Heroic Age -- Centers of activity -- Anaxagoras as Clazomenae -- Three famous problems -- Quadrature of lunes -- Continued proportions -- Hippias of Elis -- Philolaus and Archytas of Tarentum -- Duplication of the cube -- Incommensurability -- The golden section -- Paradoxes of Zeno -- Deductive reasoning -- Geometric algebra -- Democritus of A."@en

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