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Title:
A history of mathematics : an introduction
Author:
Katz, Victor J.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xiv, 864 pages, 15 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780321016188
Format :
Book

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Summary

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

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