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The development of mathematics throughout the centuries : a brief history in a cultural context

Author: Brian R Evans
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout the book, readers take a journey throughout time and observe how people around the world have understood these patterns of quantity, structure, and dimension around them.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Evans, Brian R.
Development of mathematics throughout the centuries.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014]
(DLC) 2013044445
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian R Evans
ISBN: 9781118853849 1118853849
OCLC Number: 862066448
Description: xiii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ancient civilization mathematics: Africa as our birthplace --
Ancient Egyptian mathematics: the time of the pharaohs --
Babylonian mathematics: the Mesopotamian cradle of civilization --
Greek mathematics: the Archaic period --
Greek mathematics: the Classical period --
Greek mathematics: the Hellenistic and Roman/Byzantine periods --
Chinese mathematics: ancient times to the middle ages --
Indian mathematics: ancient times to the middle ages --
Islamic mathematics: preservation, innovation, and connection between east and west --
Pre-Columbian American mathematics: the Olmec, Maya, and Inca civilizations --
European mathematics: the middle ages and the Renaissance --
European mathematics: the 17th century --
European mathematics: the 18th century --
European mathematics: the 19th century --
European, American, and global mathematics: the 20th and 21st centuries --
European, American, and global mathematics: a shift in the 20th century --
American mathematics education: the 20th and 21st centuries.
Responsibility: Brian R. Evans, Pace University, New York, NY.
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