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The rainbow of mathematics : a history of the mathematical sciences

Author: I Grattan-Guinness
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I Grattan-Guinness
ISBN: 0393320308 9780393320305
OCLC Number: 44155819
Notes: Originally published: The Fontana history of the mathematical sciences. London : Fontana Press, 1997 ; first American edition published under the title: The Norton history of the mathematical sciences. New York : W.W. Norton, 1998.
Description: 817 pages : illustrations ; 24 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.
Responsibility: Ivor Grattan-Guinness.

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A Must-Read for Mathematicians, Scientists, and Engineers

by smithpith (WorldCat user published 2007-01-23) Excellent Permalink
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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