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The Britannica guide to the history of mathematics

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Published by Britannica Educational Pub. in association with Rosen Educational Services in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mathematics -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesHistory of mathematics
    Statementedited by Erik Gregersen.
    SeriesMath explained
    ContributionsGregersen, Erik.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA21 .B84 2011
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Pagination309p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24123887M
    ISBN 109781615301270
    LC Control Number2010008356
    OCLC/WorldCa560549927

    Many courses on the history of mathematics describe what mathematical results have been discovered, but the student has little chance to explore these discoveries ‘from the inside’. A good source book provides a wide range of original sources (usually in translation and edited as necessary) which enable us to see the problems solved in the. Encyclopedia Britannica, More than a study of shapes and angles, geometry reflects an amalgamation of discoveries over time. This book not only provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of geometric shapes, axioms, and formulas, it presents the field’s brilliant minds—from Euclid to Wendelin Werner and many in between—whose works reflect a progression of mathematical thought.

    A History of Mathematics by Florian Cajori. Cajori's A History of Mathematics () was the first popular presentation of the history of mathematics in the United book covers the period from antiquity to the close of World War I, with major emphasis on advanced mathematics and, in particular, the advanced mathematics of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Britannica Guide to Africa (1) The Britannica Guide to Ancient Civilizations (1) The Britannica Guide to Authors (1) The Britannica Guide to Cell Biology (1) The Britannica Guide to Countries of the European Union (1) The Britannica Guide to Ethics (1) The Britannica Guide to Explorers and Adventurers (1) The Britannica Guide to Islam (1).

    More editions of Britannica Book of the Year: Britannica Book of the Year: ISBN () Hardcover, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The area of study known as the history of mathematics is primarily an investigation into the origin of discoveries in mathematics and, to a lesser extent, an investigation into the mathematical methods and notation of the the modern age and the worldwide spread of knowledge, written examples of new mathematical developments have come to light only in a few locales.


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