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Genre/Form: | History Problems, exercises, etc |
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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: | Part 1. Before the 17th century -- Cultural connection 1: The hunter of the Savanna (the Stone Age) -- 1. Numeral systems -- Cultural connection 2: the agricultural revolution (the cradles of civilization) -- 2. Babylonian and Egyptian mathematics -- Cultural connection 3: the philosophers of the Agora (Hellenic Greece) -- 3. Phytagorean mathematics -- 4. Duplication, trisection, and quadrature -- Cultural connection 4: The Olkoumene (the Persian Empire, Hellenistic Greece, and the Roman Empire) -- 5. Euclid and his elements -- 6. Greek mathematics after Euclid -- Cultural connection 5: the Asian empires (China, India, and the rise of Islam) -- 7. Chinese, Hindu, and Arabian mathematics -- Cultural connection 6: Serfs, lords and popes (the European Middle Ages) -- 8. European mathematics, 500 to 1600 --- Part 2. The 17th century and after -- Cultural connection 7: puritans and seadogs (The expansion of Europe) -- 9. The dawn of modern mathematics -- 10. Analytic geometry and other precalculus developments -- 11. The calculus and related concepts -- Cultural connection 8: The revolt of the middle class (the 18th century in Europe and America) -- 12. The 18th century and the exploitation of calculus -- Cultural connection 9: the Industrial revolution (the 19th century) -- 13. The early 19th century and the liberation of geometry and algebra -- 14. The later 19th century and the Arithmetization of analysis -- Cultural connection 10: the atom and the spinning wheel (the 20th century) -- 15. Into the 20th century. |

Series Title: | Saunders series. |

Responsibility: | Howard Eves ; with cultural connections by Jamie H. Eves. |

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### Abstract:

"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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