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An introduction to the history of mathematics

Author: Howard Eves
Publisher: Philadelphia : Saunders College Pub., ©1990.
Series: Saunders series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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"This classic best-seller by a well-known author introduces mathematics history to mathematics students. Suggested essay topics and problem studies challenge students. "Cultural Connections" sections explain the time and culture in which mathematics developed and evolved. Portraits of mathematicians and material on women in mathematics are of special interest."--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eves, Howard Whitley, 1911-
Introduction to the history of mathematics.
Philadelphia : Saunders College Pub., ©1990
(OCoLC)645889920
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Eves
ISBN: 0030295580 9780030295584 0030769299 9780030769290
OCLC Number: 20842510
Description: xviii, 775 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Numeral systems --
Babylonian and egyptian mathematics --
Pythagorean mathematics --
Duplication, trisection, and quadrature --
Euclid and his elements --
Greek mathematics after euclid --
Chinese, hindu, and arabian mathematics --
European mathematics 500 to 1600 --
Dawn of mordern mathematics --
Analytic geometry and other precalculus developments --
Calculus and related concepts --
Eighteenth century and the exploitation of the calculus --
Early nineteeth century and the liberation of geometry and algebra --
Later nineteeth century and the arithmetization of analysis --
Into the twentieth century.
Series Title: Saunders series.
Responsibility: Howard Eves ; with cultural connections by Jamie H. Eves.
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