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The History of mathematics : a reader

Author: John Fauvel; Jeremy Gray; Open University.
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan Education in association with the Open University, 1987.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
History of mathematics.
Basingstoke : Macmillan Education in association with the Open University, 1987
(OCoLC)755041506
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Fauvel; Jeremy Gray; Open University.
ISBN: 0333427912 9780333427910 0333427904 9780333427903
OCLC Number: 59097713
Description: xxiv, 628 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Origins --
Mathematics in classical Greece --
Euclid's elements --
Archimedes and Apollonius --
Mathematical traditions in the Hellenistic Age --
Islamic mathematics --
Mathematics in mediaeval Europe --
Sixteenth-century European mathematics --
Mathematical sciences in Tudor and Stuart England --
Mathematics and the scientific revolution --
Descartes, Fermat and their contemporaries --
Isaac Newton --
Leibniz and his followers --
Euler and his contemporaries --
Gauss, and the origins of structural algebra --
Non-Euclidean geometry --
Projective geometry in the nineteenth century --
The rigorization of the calculus --
The mechanization of calculation.
Responsibility: edited by John Fauvel and Jeremy Gray.

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