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The history of mathematics : an introduction

Author: David M Burton
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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David Burton covers the history behind the topics typically covered in an undergraduate maths curriculum or in elementary or high schools. He illuminates the people, stories, and social context behind mathematics' greatest historical advances, while maintaining appropriate focus on the mathematical concepts themselves.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Burton
ISBN: 9780073383156 0073383155 9780071289207 0071289208
OCLC Number: 476835570
Description: xii, 802 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Early number systems and symbols --
Mathematics in early civilization --
The beginnings of Greek mathematics --
The Alexandrian school: Euclid --
The twilight of Greek mathematics: Diophantus --
The first awakening: Fibonacci --
The Renaissance of mathematics: Cardan and Tartaglia --
The mechanical world: Descartes and Newton --
The development of probability theory: Pascal, Bernoulli, and Laplace --
The revival of number theory: Fermat, Euler, and Gauss --
Nineteenth-century contributions: Lobachevsky to Hilbert --
Transition to the twentieth century: Cantor and Kronecker --
Extensions and generalizations: Hardy, Hausdorff, and Noether.
Responsibility: David M. Burton.

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