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A history of mathematics : an introduction

Author: Victor J Katz
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, [19]97.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats
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Explains how mathematics developed over the centuries. Prospective secondary and college teachers of maths need a background in history to be more effective as instructors in the classroom, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor J Katz
ISBN: 0673380394 9780673380395
OCLC Number: 613517374
Awards: Winner of Watson Davis Prize 1995
Description: XIV, 786 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Ancient mathematics; the beginnings of mathematics in Greece; Archimedes and Appolinius; mathematics methods in Hellenistic times; the final chapters of Greek mathematics; medieval China and India; the mathematics of Islam; mathematics in medieval Europe; interchapter - mathematics around the world; algebra in the Renaissance; mathematical methods in the Renaissance; geometry, algebra and probability in the 17th-century; the beginnings of calculus; analysis in the 18th century; probability, algebra and geometry in the 18th century; algebra in the 19th century; analysis in the 19th century; geometry in the 19th century; aspects of the 20th century.
Responsibility: Victor J. Katz.

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