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Mathematics in civilization

Author: H L Resnikoff; R O Wells
Publisher: Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2015.
Series: Dover books on mathematics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H L Resnikoff; R O Wells
ISBN: 9780486789224 0486789225
OCLC Number: 892514410
Notes: Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973. Enlarged and corrected edition published: New York : Dover Publications, 1984.
Description: viii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Mathematics in antiquity : Number systems and the invention of positional notation --
Egyptian arithmetic --
Babylonian algebra --
Greek trigonometry: the introduction of inequalities and the measurement of area --
Part II. The adolescence of computation : Navigation --
Cartography --
The invention of logarithms --
Algebrization of geometry --
Part III. The rise of geometrical analysis : Infinitesimal calculus --
The calculus and calculation --
DIfferential geometry --
Models of the universe --
Supplement: Twentieth-century mathematics --
Second supplement : More on twentieth-century mathematics and a glimpse into the future --
Tables : Common (Briggsian) logarithms ; Natural logarithms ; Exponential functions ; Trigonometrical functions.
Series Title: Dover books on mathematics.
Responsibility: Howard L. Resnikoff and Raymond O. Wells, Jr., Jacobs University.
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