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Enlightening symbols : a short history of early mathematical notation and its hidden powers

Author: Joseph Mazur
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What did mathematicians rely on for their work before then? And how did mathematical notations evolve into what we know today? This book explains the history behind the development of our  Read more...

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Mazur, Joseph.
Enlightening symbols : a short history of early mathematical notation and its hidden powers.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 10849498
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Mazur
ISBN: 9781400850112 1400850118
OCLC Number: 878136311
Description: 1 online resource (311 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part 1. Numerals --
part 2. Algebra --
part 3. The power of symbols.
Responsibility: Joseph Mazur.

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"Mazur (Euclid in the Rainforest) gives readers the fascinating history behind the mathematical symbols we use, and completely take for granted, every day. Mathematical notation turns numbers into Read more...

 
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