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The Heritage of Thales

Author: W S Anglin; J Lambek
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 1995.
Series: Undergraduate texts in mathematics., Readings in mathematics.
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This is a textbook on the history, philosophy and foundations of mathematics. One of its aims is to present some interesting mathematics, not normally taught in other courses, in a historical and philosophical setting. The book is intended mainly for undergraduate mathematics students, but also for students in the sciences, humanities and education with a strong interest in mathematics. It proceeds in historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W S Anglin; J Lambek
ISBN: 9781461208037 1461208033
OCLC Number: 853271421
Description: 1 online resource (x, 331 pages).
Contents: Part I: History and Philosophy of Mathematics --
Part II: Foundations of Mathematics --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Undergraduate texts in mathematics., Readings in mathematics.
Responsibility: by W.S. Anglin, J. Lambek.

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The authors' novel approach to some interesting mathematical concepts - not normally taught in other courses - places them in a historical and philosophical setting.  Read more...

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