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A history of mathematics

Author: Carl B Boyer; Uta C Merzbach
Publisher: New York [etc.] : John Wiley & Sons, cop. 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

A chronological history of mathematics from its earliest origins to the present day, this edition has been revised and updated to include new information on the 19th century, further references and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl B Boyer; Uta C Merzbach
ISBN: 0471097632 9780471097631
OCLC Number: 438985152
Description: XX, 715 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Origins. Egypt. Mesopotamia. Ionia and the Pythagoreans. The Heroic Age. The Age of Plato and Aristotle. Euclid of Alexandria. Archimedes of Syracuse. Apollonius of Perga. Greek Trigonometry and Mensuration. Revival and Decline of Greek Mathematics. China and India. The Arabic Hegemony. Europe in the Middle Ages. The Renaissance. Prelude to Modern Mathematics. The Time of Fermat and Descartes. A Transitional Period. Newton and Leibniz. The Bernoulli Era. The Age of Euler. Mathematicians of the French Revolution. The Time of Gauss and Cauchy. Geometry. Analysis. Algebra. Poincar? and Hilbert. Aspects of the Twentieth Century. References. General Bibliography. Appendix. Index.
Responsibility: Carl B. Boyer ; revised by Uta C. Merzbach.


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