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How it All Began: A Thematic History of Mathematics

How it All Began: A Thematic History of Mathematics

by Dattatray B. Wagh


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761824114
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 11/16/2005
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.92(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Dattatray B. Wagh is a well-known educator and author from the Western region of India. He headed the Mathematics departments at Ruia College and Wilson College in Bombay; served as the Principal of the first college in Goa; and later served as the Director for Bombay University’s postgraduate instruction and research center in Goa, which laid the foundations for the present Goa University. Professor Wagh has devoted his professional and personal life to education and has helped establish and manage numerous schools and colleges in rural and urban areas of India. He was a member of various academic committees of Bombay University including the Senate, the highest academic body of the University. He is the author of five other books including three popular texts on college mathematics and a book on Ramanujan.

Table of Contents

1 Preface Chapter 2 The Great Greek Legacy Chapter 3 The Indian Arithmetic: Its Entry and Acceptance in Europe Chapter 4 The Method of Integral Calculus Chapter 5 Analytic Geometry of Rene Descartes Chapter 6 The Method of Differential Calculus Chapter 7 The First Non-Commutative Algebra Chapter 8 Arithmetization of Analysis Chapter 9 Beginnings of Algebra 10 Answers

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