ISBN-10:
0471444596
ISBN-13:
9780471444596
Pub. Date:
04/15/2005
Publisher:
Wiley
The History of Mathematics: A Brief Course / Edition 2

The History of Mathematics: A Brief Course / Edition 2

by Roger L. Cooke

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ISBN-13: 9780471444596
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/15/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 7.15(w) x 10.14(h) x 1.51(d)

About the Author

ROGER COOKE, PHD, is Williams Professor of Mathematics, University of Vermont, and has served as an associate editor of Historia Mathematica. Dr. Cooke has authored other key titles in the field as well as translated several books by Russian mathematicians into English.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.

PART 1: THE WORLD OF MATHEMATICS AND THE MATHEMATICS OF THE WORLD.

Chapter 1. The Origin and Prehistory of Mathematics.

Chapter 2. Mathematical Cultures I.

Chapter 3. Mathematical Cultures II.

Chapter 4. Women Mathematicians.

PART 2: NUMBERS.

Chapter 5. Counting.

Chapter 6. Calculation.

Chapter 7. Ancient Number Theory.

Chapter 8. Numbers and Number Theory in Modren Mathematics.

PART 3: COLOR PLATES.

PART 4: SPACE.

Chapter 9. Measurement.

Chapter 10. Euclidean Geometry.

Chapter 11. Post-Euclidean Geometry.

Chapter 12. Modern Geometries.

PART 5: ALGEBRA.

Chapter 13. Prolems Leading to Algebra.

Chapter 14. Equations and Methods.

Chapter 15. Modern Algebra.

PART 6: ANALYSIS.

Chapter 16. The Calculus.

Chapter 17. Real and Complex Aanlysis.

PART 7: MATHEMATICAL INFERENCES.

Chapter 18. Probability and Statistics.

Chapter 19. Logic and Set Theory.

Literature.

Subject Index.

Name Index.

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"…a remarkably well-compiled format…recommended as a textbook for an undergraduate course; in addition...can appeal to readers interested in the history of science and to a general audience." (E-STREAMS, November 2006)

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