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A history of mathematics : from Mesopotamia to modernity

Author: Luke Howard Hodgkin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A History of Mathematics: From Mesopotamia to Modernity covers the evolution of mathematics through time and across the major Eastern and Western civilizations. It begins in Babylon, then describes the trials and tribulations of the Greek mathematicians. The important, and often neglected, influence of both Chinese and Islamic mathematics is covered in detail, placing the description of early Western mathematics in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hodgkin, Luke Howard, 1938-
History of mathematics.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005002151
(OCoLC)57557470
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Howard Hodgkin
ISBN: 9780191523830 0191523836 9780198529378 0198529376 1280758937 9781280758935 1429422068 9781429422062 9786610758937 661075893X
OCLC Number: 77175306
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 281 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Babylonian mathematics --
Greeks and 'origins' --
Greeks, practical and theoretical --
Chinese mathematics --
Islam, neglect and discovery --
Understanding the 'scientific revolution' --
The calculus --
Geometries and space --
Modernity and its anxieties --
A chaotic end?
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: Luke Hodgkin.
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Covers the evolution of mathematics through time and across the major Eastern and Western civilizations. This book begins in Babylon, then describes the trials and tribulations of the Greek  Read more...

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