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Mathematics and logic

Author: Mark Kac; Stanislaw M Ulam
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1992.
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A description of the historical development of mathematics with a brief survey of high points and trenchant influences, originally published in 1986 by Praeger. A remarkable bargain. Fascinating study considers the origins and nature of mathematics, its development and role in the history of scientific thinking, impact of high-speed computers, 20th-century changes in the foundations of mathematics and mathematical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kac; Stanislaw M Ulam
ISBN: 0486670856 9780486670850
OCLC Number: 24847821
Notes: Originally published: New York : Praeger, 1968, in series: Britannica perspective.
Description: ix, 170 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Mark Kac and Stanislaw M. Ulam.
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A description of the historical development of mathematics with a brief survey of high points and trenchant influences, originally published in 1986 by Praeger. A remarkable bargain. Fascinating study considers the origins and nature of mathematics, its development and role in the history of scientific thinking, impact of high-speed computers, 20th-century changes in the foundations of mathematics and mathematical logic, mathematization of science and technology, much more. Compelling reading for mathematicians, physicists, students--anyone interested in the evolution of mathematical thought. 34 illustrations. 1968 edition.

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