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Title:
Great moments in mathematics (after 1650)
Author:
Eves, Howard, 1911-2004.
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Publication Information:
[Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, [1983]

©1983
Physical Description:
xii, 263 : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780883853115
Format :
Book

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Central Library QA21 .E796 1983 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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What a splendid addition this is to the Dolciani Mathematical Exposition series! This second set of lectures on great moments in mathematics (after 1650) is a fascinating collection of pivotal points in the historical development of mathematics...The four lectures devoted to the liberation of geometry and algebra are of particular interest. The lectures should be required reading for all teachers of mathematics. --Herbert Fremont, The Mathematics Teacher Eves is never less than tantalizing and usually inspiring...each 'great moment' has detailed exercises following it, as these have been carefully chosen to illustrate the depth of the ideas in question. --C. W. Kilmister, The London Times, Higher Education Supplement As is usual with Eves' work, the books are well written and entertaining. They give an historical background to many of the best known mathematical results, and, in addition, provide interesting pieces of information about the mathematicians involved. Eves includes relevant exercises at the end of each chapter. These are a good source of different, interesting problems, and when combined with the material in the chapter, could form the basis for a mathematical project...Eves' book provides an interesting, well-written, and enjoyable account. You won't be disappointed. --David Parrott, The Australian Mathematics Teacher


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