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A history of mathematics

Author: Uta C Merzbach; Carl B Boyer
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2011.
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For more than forty years, this book has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating 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. Whether you're  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Merzbach, Uta C., 1933-
History of mathematics.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2011
(DLC) 2010003424
(OCoLC)521733576
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Uta C Merzbach; Carl B Boyer
ISBN: 9780470630549 047063054X 9780470630563 0470630566 9786612987557 6612987553
OCLC Number: 701718146
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 668 pages) : illustrations
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 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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