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History of Mathematics: An Introduction, 2nd ed.

Author: Victor J Katz
Publisher: Addison Wesley.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed

One of the leading historians in the mathematics field, Victor Katz provides a world view of mathematics, balancing ancient, early modern, and modern history.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor J Katz
ISBN: 0321016181 9780321016188
OCLC Number: 370502278
Awards: Winner of Watson Davis Prize 1995
Contents: I. MATHEMATICS BEFORE THE SIXTH CENTURY. Ancient Mathematics.The Beginnings of Mathematics in Greece.Archimedes and Apollonius.Mathematical Methods in Hellenistic Times.The Final Chapters of Greek Mathematics.II. MEDIEVAL MATHEMATICS: 500-1400. Medieval China and India.The Mathematics of Islam.Mathematics in Medieval Europe.Mathematics Around the World.III. EARLY MODERN MATHEMATICS: 1400-1700. Algebra in the Renaissance.Mathematical Methods in the Renaissance.Geometry, Algebra, and Probability in the Seventeenth Century.The Beginnings of Calculus.IV. MODERN MATHEMATICS: 1700-2000. Analysis in the Eighteenth Century.Probability, Algebra, and Geometry in the Eighteenth Century.Algebra in the Nineteenth Century.Analysis in the Nineteenth Century.Geometry in the Nineteenth Century.Aspects of the Twentieth Century.Answers to Selected Problems.General References in the History of Mathematics.Index and Pronunciation Guide.


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