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Mathematics for the nonmathematician

Author: Morris Kline
Publisher: New York : Dover, 1985, ©1967.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morris Kline
ISBN: 0486248232 9780486248233
OCLC Number: 11496898
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Mathematics for liberal arts. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1967. (Addison-Wesley series in introductory mathematics).
Description: xiii, 641 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why mathematics? --
A historical orientation --
Logic and mathematics --
Number: the fundamental concept --
Algebra, the higher arithmetic --
The nature and uses of Euclidean geometry --
Charting the earth and the heavens --
The mathematical order of nature --
The awakening of Europe --
Mathematics and painting in the Renaissance --
Projective geometry --
Coordinate geometry --
The simplest formulas in action --
Parametric equations and curvilinear motion --
The application of formulas to gravitation --
The differential calculus --
The integral calculus --
Trigonometric functions and oscillatory motion --
The trigonometric analysis of musical sounds --
Non-Euclidean geometries and their significance --
Arithmetics and their algebras --
The statistical approach to the social and biological sciences --
The theory of probability --
The nature and values of mathematics.
Other Titles: Mathematics for liberal arts
Responsibility: Morris Kline.
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