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The Norton history of the mathematical sciences : the rainbow of mathematics

Author: I Grattan-Guinness
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, 1998.
Series: Norton history of science.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Beginning with the Babylonian and Egyptian mathematicians of antiquity, The Norton History of the Mathematical Sciences charts the growth of mathematics, through its refinement by ancient Greeks and medieval Arabs, to its systematic development by Europeans from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. The traditions of the Far East are also examined. The book describes the evolution of all the major aspects  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I Grattan-Guinness
ISBN: 0393046508 9780393046502
OCLC Number: 39157400
Notes: Originally published: The Fontana history of the mathematical sciences. London : Fontana Press, 1997.
Description: 817 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pre-viewing the rainbow --
Invisible origins and ancient traditions --
A quiet millennium : from the early Middle Ages into the European Renaissance --
The age of trigonometry : Europe, 1540-1660 --
The calculus and its consequences, 1660-1750 --
Analysis and mechanics at centre stage, 1750-1800 --
Institutions and the profession after the French Revolution --
Mathematical analysis and geometries, 1800-1860 --
The expanding world of algebras, 1800-1860 --
Mechanics and mathematical physics, 1800-1860 --
International mathematics, but the rise of Germany --
The rise of set theory : mathematical analysis, 1860-1900 --
Algebras and geometries : their relations and axioms, 1860-1900 --
An era of stability: mechanics, 1860-1900 --
An era of media : mathematical physics, 1860-1900 --
The new century, to the Great War and beyond --
Re-viewing the rainbow.
Series Title: Norton history of science.
Other Titles: Fontana history of the mathematical sciences
Rainbow of mathematics
Responsibility: Ivor Grattan-Guinness.

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Beginning with the Babylonian and Egyptian mathematicians of antiquity, The Norton History of the Mathematical Sciences charts the growth of mathematics, through its refinement by ancient Greeks and medieval Arabs, to its systematic development by Europeans from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. The traditions of the Far East are also examined. The book describes the evolution of all the major aspects of the discipline: arithmetic and geometry; trigonometry and algebra; the interplay between mathematics, physics, and mathematical astronomy; and "new" branches such as probability, statistics, and mathematical economics.

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A Must-Read for Mathematicians, Scientists, and Engineers

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This magnificent work covers mathematics from its recorded beginnings to the end of World War I. It provides remarkable insight into the development of the various branches of mathematics, and into the connections between mathematical and scientific ideas. Readers will find a wealth of interesting and...
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