Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers

Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers

by Joseph Mazur

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Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great account of the development of mathematical symbols and the associated history of mathematics. The content is first rate, but in a text about mathematical symbols, why are so many replaced with little squares? I would think that knowing the nature of the subject matter, the publishers of the electronic edition would have taken more care to preserve the symbols used. The section on the use of Hebrew letter as numbers ends up looking like some strange game of hopskotch. 5 stars for content, minus one star for typography.