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The evolution of mathematical ideas : a study of original sources

Author: R Laubenbacher; D Pengelley; S Axler; F W Gehring; K A Ribet
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag New York Inc., 1998.
Series: Undergraduate texts in mathematics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The stories of five mathematical journeys into new realms, pieced together from the writings of the explorers themselves. The authors tell these stories by guiding readers through the very words of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Laubenbacher; D Pengelley; S Axler; F W Gehring; K A Ribet
ISBN: 038798433X 9780387984339 0387984348 9780387984346
OCLC Number: 60186860
Description: 345 pages : 93 figures.
Contents: Geometry --
the parallel postulate; set theory --
taming the infinite; analysis --
calculating areas and volumes; number theory --
Fermat's last theorem; algebra --
solution of polynomial equations.
Series Title: Undergraduate texts in mathematics.
Responsibility: R. Laubenbacher; D. Pengelley (both of New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA); S. Axler (series editor); F.W. Gehring (series editor); K.A. Ribet (series editor).

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