Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers

Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers

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by Jan Gullberg
     
 

A gently guided, profusely illustrated Grand Tour of the world of mathematics.See more details below

Overview

A gently guided, profusely illustrated Grand Tour of the world of mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393040029
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
1120
Sales rank:
540,529
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.26(h) x 2.19(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Contents in Brief
Preface
Contents
Foreword: "Mathematics in Our Culture"
Information for the Reader
1Numbers and Language1
2Systems of Numeration31
3Types of Numbers69
4Cornerstones of Mathematics97
5Combinatorics183
6Symbolic Logic215
7Set Theory231
8Introduction to Sequences and Series263
9Theory of Equations295
10Introduction to Functions335
11Overture to the Geometries363
12Elementary Geometry385
13Trigonometry457
14Hyperbolic Functions533
15Analytic Geometry547
16Vector Analysis599
17Fractals625
18Matrices and Determinants637
19Embarking on Calculus671
20Introduction to Differential Calculus683
21Introduction to Integral Calculus721
22Power Series765
23Indeterminate Limits779
24Complex Numbers Revisited787
25Extrema and Critical Points797
26Arc Length827
27Centroids837
28Area851
29Volume871
30Motion891
31Harmonic Analysis907
32Methods of Approximation923
33Probability Theory961
34Differential Equations989
Bibliography1041
Works Cited1048
Name Index1053
Subject Index1060
Symbols in Common Use1092

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