Introduction to Mathematics / Edition 1

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Overview

This distinguished little book is a brisk introduction to a series of mathematical concepts, a history of their development, and a concise summary of how today's reader may use them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195002119
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 460,466
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Alfred North Whitehead, British mathematician and philosopher, died in 1947. He is the author of many books, and is the co-author, with Bertrand Russell, of the monumental Principia Mathematica.

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Table of Contents

1 The Abstract Nature of Mathematics 1
2 Variables 7
3 Methods of Application 14
4 Dynamics 27
5 The Symbolism of Mathematics 39
6 Generalizations of Number 49
7 Imaginary Numbers 61
8 Imaginary Numbers continued 72
9 Co-ordinate Geometry 81
10 Conic Sections 93
11 Functions 107
12 Periodicity in Nature 121
13 Trigonometry 128
14 Series 144
15 The Differential Calculus 162
16 Geometry 176
17 Quantity 183
Bibliography 187
Index 189
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