African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers

African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers

by Abdul Karim Bangura


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761853480
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 12/30/2011
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Abdul Karim Bangura is professor of research methodology and political science at Howard University in Washington, DC. He holds a PhD in political science, a PhD in development economics, a PhD in linguistics, and a PhD in computer science. He also is the author of sixty-one other books and more than 500 scholarly articles.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: General Introduction Chapter 2: Beginnings: Mathematics of Bones Chapter 3: Geometry South of the Sahara Chapter 4: Numbers Chapter 5: Beginning of Written Mathematics: Egypt Chapter 6: The Maghrebian Tradition Chapter 7: Combinatorics and African Applications Chapter 8: Vector Calculus and African Applications Chapter 9: The Fourier Transform and African Applications Chapter 10: Mathematical Tiling/Tesselation and African Applications Chapter 11: Bifurcations and African Applications Chapter 12: Fractals Chapter 13: African-centered Automated Generation of Metadata Chapter 14: General Conclusion: Access to Mathematics versus Access to the Language of Power: Lessons from the Struggle in South African Multilingual Mathematics Classrooms Chapter 15 Bibliography

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