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Companion encyclopedia of the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences

Author: I Grattan-Guinness
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Series: Routledge reference.
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In 176 articles contributed by authors of 18 nationalities, this encyclopaedia describes and analyzes the variety of theories, proofs and techniques, as well as practical applications of pure,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I Grattan-Guinness
ISBN: 0415037859 9780415037853 0415092388 9780415092388 0415092396 9780415092395
OCLC Number: 25709298
Description: 2 v. (xiii, 1806 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: v.1, pt. 0. Introduction --
pt. 1. Ancient and non-Western traditions --
pt. 2. The Western Middle Ages and the Renaissance --
pt. 3. Calculus and mathematical analysis --
pt. 4. Functions, series and methods in analysis --
pt. 5. Logics, set theories, and the foundations of mathematics --
pt. 6. Algebras and number theory --
v. 2, pt. 7. Geometries and topology --
pt. 8. Mechanics and mechanical engineering --
pt. 9. Physics and mathematical physics, and electrical engineering --
pt. 10. Probability and statistics, and the social sciences --
pt. 11. Higher education and institutions --
pt. 12. Mathematics and culture --
pt. 13. Reference and information.
Series Title: Routledge reference.
Responsibility: edited by I. Grattan-Guinness.
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"Recommended for academic and large public libraries."-Reference Book Reviews, Vol. 16, No. 2 ..."a large and wide-ranging work...The articles are, in the main, clear and useful and their Read more...

 
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