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A history of mathematics : an introduction

Author: Victor J Katz
Publisher: Boston : Addison-Wesley, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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: 0321387007 9780321387004
OCLC Number: 71006826
Description: xvi, 976 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: ancient mathematics --
Egypt and Mesopotamia --
The beginnings of mathematics in Greece --
Euclid --
Archimedes and Apollonius --
Mathematical methods in Hellenistic times --
The final chapters of Greek mathematics --
Part two: medieval mathematics --
Ancient and medieval China --
Ancient and medieval India --
The mathematics of Islam --
Mathematics in medieval Europe --
Mathematics around the world --
Part three: early modern mathematics --
Algebra in the Renaissance --
Mathematical methods in the Renaissance --
Algebra, geometry, and probability in the seventeenth century --
The beginnings of calculus --
Newton and Leibniz --
Part four: modern mathematics --
Analysis in the eighteenth century --
Probability and statistics in the eighteenth century --
Algebra and number theory in the eighteenth century --
Geometry in the eighteenth century --
Algebra and number theory in the nineteenth century --
Analysis in the nineteenth century --
Probability and statistics in the nineteenth century --
Geometry in the nineteenth century --
Aspects of the twentieth century and beyond.
Responsibility: Victor J. Katz.

Abstract:

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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