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The history of mathematics : a brief course

Author: Roger Cooke
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The Second Edition of this internationally acclaimed text has been thoroughly revised, updated, and reorganized to give readers a fresh perspective on the evolution of mathematics. Written by one of the world's leading experts on the history of mathematics, the book details the key historical developments in the field, providing an understanding and appreciation of how mathematics influences today's science, art,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cooke, Roger, 1942-
History of mathematics.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2005
(OCoLC)645894037
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Cooke
ISBN: 0471444596 9780471444596
OCLC Number: 56753463
Description: xviii, 607 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Pt 1: The world of mathematics and the mathematics of the world. The origin and prehistory of mathematics --
Mathematical cultures I --
Mathematical cultures II --
Women mathematicians --
Pt 2: Numbers. Counting --
Calculation --
Ancient number theory --
Numbers and number theory in modern mathematics --
Pt 3: Color plates --
Pt 4: Space. Measurement --
Euclidean geometry --
Post-Euclidean geometry --
Modern geometries --
Pt 5: Algebra. Problems leading to algebra --
Equations and algorithms --
Modern algebra --
Pt 6: Analysis. The calculus --
Real and complex analysis --
Pt 7: Mathematical inferences. Probability and statistics --
Logic and set theory.
Responsibility: Roger Cooke.
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