The History of Mathematics: A Brief Course / Edition 1

The History of Mathematics: A Brief Course / Edition 1

by Roger L. Cooke, Cooke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471180823

ISBN-13: 9780471180821

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Wiley

The Second Edition of this internationally acclaimed text has been thoroughly revised, updated, and reorganized to give readers a fresh perspective on the evolution of mathematics. Written by one of the world's leading experts on the history of mathematics, the book details the key historical developments in the field, providing an understanding and appreciation of…  See more details below

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The Second Edition of this internationally acclaimed text has been thoroughly revised, updated, and reorganized to give readers a fresh perspective on the evolution of mathematics. Written by one of the world's leading experts on the history of mathematics, the book details the key historical developments in the field, providing an understanding and appreciation of how mathematics influences today's science, art, music, literature, and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471180821
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.53(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1The origin and prehistory of mathematics3
Ch. 2Mathematical cultures I19
Ch. 3Mathematical cultures II41
Ch. 4Women mathematicians75
Ch. 5Counting111
Ch. 6Calculation129
Ch. 7Ancient number theory159
Ch. 8Numbers and number theory in modern mathematics187
Ch. 9Measurement233
Ch. 10Euclidean geometry269
Ch. 11Post-Euclidean geometry317
Ch. 12Modern geometries351
Ch. 13Problems leading to algebra399
Ch. 14Equations and algorithms409
Ch. 15Modern algebra437
Ch. 16The calculus463
Ch. 17Real and complex analysis489
Ch. 18Probability and statistics511
Ch. 19Logic and set theory535

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