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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Wilson, Robin J.
Stamping through mathematics.
New York : Springer, c2001
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robin J Wilson
|ISBN:||0387217517 9780387217512 0387989498 9780387989495|
|Notes:||"All science is either physics or stamp collecting Ernest Rutherford."|
|Description:||1 online resource (vii, 126 p.) : col. ill.|
|Contents:||Introduction; Preface; Early mathematics; Egypt; Greek geometry; Plato's Academy; Euclid and Archimedes; Greek astromony; Ancient board games; China; Central America; India; Islamic mathematics: Al-Khwarizmi to Alhazen; Islamic astronomy Islamic mathematics: Avicenna to al-Tusi; Late Islamic mathematics; Europe: the Middle Ages; The growth of learning; Art and mathematics; Chess and Go; The age of exploration; Map making; Mathematical instruments; Globes; Nicolaus Copernicus; Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo; Calendars and clocks; Calculating numbers; France: Descartes and Pascal; Isaac Newton; The Continent: Leibniz to Euler; Reactions to Newton; Halley's comet; Determination of longitude; Mathematics in the New World; Enlightenment France; The French Revolution; Gauss and non-Euclidian geometry; The development of algebra; 19th-century astronomy; Russia; Eastern Europe; China and Japan; Mathematical physics 1; Mathematical physics 2; Albert Einstein; Mathematical physics 3; Statistics; 20th-century mathematics.|
|Series Title:||Proteins and cell regulation, v. 3.|
|Responsibility:||Robin J. Wilson.|
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