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The history of mathematics : a very short introduction

Author: Jacqueline A Stedall
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Very short introductions, 305.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavor from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline A Stedall
ISBN: 9780199599684 0199599688
OCLC Number: 785848260
Description: xvii, 123 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Mathematics: myth and history --
What is mathematics and who is a mathematician? --
How are mathematical ideas disseminated? --
Learning mathematics --
Mathematical livelihoods --
Getting inside mathematics --
The evolving historiography of mathematics.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 305.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Stedall.

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