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Provides a world view of mathematics, balancing ancient, early modern and modern history. Problems are taken from their original sources, enabling students to understand how mathematicians in various times and places solved mathematical problems. In this new edition a more global perspective is taken, integrating more non-Western coverage including contributions from Chinese/Indian, and Islamic mathematics and mathematicians. An additional chapter covers mathematical techniques from other cultures. *Up to date, uses the results of very recent scholarship in the history of mathematics. *Provides summaries of the arguments of all important ideas in the field.

### Table of 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 |

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 |