Mathematics and Its History

Mathematics and Its History

by John Stillwell

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 3rd ed. 2010)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461426325
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 10/13/2012
Series: Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 3rd ed. 2010
Pages: 662
Sales rank: 1,239,594
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

About the Author

John Stillwell is a professor of mathematics at the University of San Francisco. He is also an accomplished author, having published several books with Springer, including The Four Pillars of Geometry; Elements of Algebra; Numbers and Geometry; and many more.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition.- Preface to the Second Edition.- Preface to the First Edition.- The Theorem of Pythagoras.- Greek Geometry.- Greek Number Theory.- Infinity in Greek Mathematics.- Number Theory in Asia.- Polynomial Equations.- Analytic Geometry.- Projective Geometry.- Calculus.- Infinite Series.- The Number Theory Revival.- Elliptic Functions.- Mechanics.- Complex Numbers in Algebra.- Complex Numbers and Curves.- Complex Numbers and Functions.- Differential Geometry.- Non-Euclidean Geometry.- Group Theory.- Hypercomplex Numbers.- Algebraic Number Theory.- Topology.- Simple Groups.- Sets, Logic, and Computation.- Combinatorics.- Bibliography.- Index.-

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