Two Millennia of Mathematics: From Archimedes to Gauss / Edition 1

Two Millennia of Mathematics: From Archimedes to Gauss / Edition 1

by George M. Phillips, G. M. Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387950222

ISBN-13: 9780387950228

Pub. Date: 09/01/2000

Publisher: Springer New York

A collection of inter-connected topics in areas of mathematics which particularly interest the author, ranging over the two millennia from the work of Archimedes to the "Werke" of Gauss. The book is intended for those who love mathematics, including undergraduate students of mathematics, more experienced students and the vast unseen host of amateur mathematicians.

Overview

A collection of inter-connected topics in areas of mathematics which particularly interest the author, ranging over the two millennia from the work of Archimedes to the "Werke" of Gauss. The book is intended for those who love mathematics, including undergraduate students of mathematics, more experienced students and the vast unseen host of amateur mathematicians. It is equally a useful source of material for those who teach mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387950228
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Series:
CMS Books in Mathematics Series
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1 From Archimedes to Gauss.- 1.1 Archimedes and Pi.- 1.2 Variations on a Theme.- 1.3 Playing a Mean Game.- 1.4 Gauss and the AGM.- 2 Logarithms.- 2.1 Exponential Functions.- 2.2 Logarithmic Functions.- 2.3 Napier and Briggs.- 2.4 The Logarithm as an Area.- 2.5 Further Historical Notes.- 3 Interpolation.- 3.1 The Interpolating Polynomial.- 3.2 Newton’s Divided Differences.- 3.3 Finite Differences.- 3.4 Other Differences.- 3.5 Multivariate Interpolation.- 3.6 The Neville-Aitken Algorithm.- 3.7 Historical Notes.- 4 Continued Fractions.- 4.1 The Euclidean Algorithm.- 4.2 Linear Recurrence Relations.- 4.3 Fibonacci Numbers.- 4.4 Continued Fractions.- 4.5 Historical Notes.- 5 More Number Theory.- 5.1 The Prime Numbers.- 5.2 Congruences.- 5.3 Quadratic Residues.- 5.4 Diophantine Equations.- 5.5 Algebraic Integers.- 5.6 The equation x3 + y3 = z3.- 5.7 Euler and Sums of Cubes.- References.

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