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A history of mathematics

Author: Uta C Merzbach; Carl B Boyer
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This book teaches about the history of humankind's relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Poincare conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs. Includes information about the age of Plato and Aristotle, Poincare and Hilbert, the Pythagorean theorem,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Merzbach, Uta C., 1933-
History of mathematics.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2011
(OCoLC)701718146
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Uta C Merzbach; Carl B Boyer
ISBN: 9780470525487 : 0470525487
OCLC Number: 521733576
Description: xx, 668 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Traces --
Ancient Egypt --
Mesopotamia --
Hellenic traditions --
Euclid of Alexandria --
Archimedes of Syracuse --
Apollonius of Perge --
Crosscurrents --
Ancient and medieval China --
Ancient and medieval India --
The Islamic hegemony --
The Latin West --
The European Renaissance --
Early modern problem solvers --
Analysis, synthesis, the infinite, and numbers --
British techniques and Continental methods --
Euler --
Pre- to postrevolutionary France --
Gauss --
Geometry --
Algebra --
Analysis --
Twentieth-century legacies --
Recent trends.
Responsibility: Uta C. Merzbach and Carl B. Boyer.

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The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematics For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics has been the reference of choice for those looking  Read more...

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'...an 'engaging' read for the mathematically minded.' (Inside OR, June 2011).

 
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