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Mathematics emerging : a sourcebook 1540-1900

Author: Jacqueline A Stedall
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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This book examines the development of mathematics from the late 16th Century to the end of the 19th Century. Each chapter will focus on a particular topic and outline its history with the provision of facsimiles of primary source material along with explanatory notes and modern interpretations. - ;Aimed at students and researchers in Mathematics, History of Mathematics and Science, this book examines the development  Read more...
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Stedall, Jacqueline A.
Mathematics emerging.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008300729
(OCoLC)248980897
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline A Stedall
ISBN: 0199226903 9780199226900 0191527718 9780191527715 9780191527715 1281930725 9781281930729
OCLC Number: 302000765
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 653 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 BEGINNINGS; 2 FRESH IDEAS; 3 FORESHADOWINGS OF CALCULUS; 4 THE CALCULUS OF NEWTON AND OF LEIBNIZ; 5 THE MATHEMATICS OF NATURE: NEWTON'S PRINCIPIA; 6 EARLY NUMBER THEORY; 7 EARLY PROBABILITY; 8 POWER SERIES; 9 FUNCTIONS; 10 MAKING CALCULUS WORK; 11 LIMITS AND CONTINUITY; 12 SOLVING EQUATIONS; 13 GROUPS, FIELDS, IDEALS, AND RINGS; 14 DERIVATIVES AND INTEGRALS; 15 COMPLEX ANALYSIS; 16 CONVERGENCE AND COMPLETENESS; 17 LINEAR ALGEBRA; 18 FOUNDATIONS; People, institutions, and journals; Bibliography; Index.
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