short history of mathematics

  • 402 Pages
  • 1.26 MB
  • English
Houghton Mifflin company , [Boston]
Mathematics -- His
Statementby Vera Sanford...under the editorship of John Wesley Young, with an introduction by David Eugene Smith.
ContributionsYoung, John Wesley, 1879-1932, ed.
LC ClassificationsQA21 .S3
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 402 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22347591M

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What this book is not is a short introduction to major events in the history of mathematics. What it IS is a short introduction to larger themes and issues related to the study of mathematics throughout history. I use this book as a supplemental reading in my university History of Mathematics by:   In this book David Berlinski takes you on a trip through the ages into the hidden mystical history of mathematics.

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the universal. The emphasis on this book is on the history as opposed to the mathematics of the history of mathematics. As someone quite familiar with the history of major mathematical ideas, this was quite refreshing. But I would say that the first chapter was worth picking this book (admittedly at a library)/5.

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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 reader of this book, whether a layman, a student, or a teacher of a course in the history of mathematics, will find that the level of.

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The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. 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. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sanford, Vera, Short history of mathematics. [Boston]: Houghton Mifflin Company, [©].

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IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Pythagoras coined the term 'mathematics', which meant 'learning', and founded a religious movement called Pythagoreanism. Pythagoreans believed that the whole universe is composed of mathematics, and that numbers are real entities that do not exist in space and time.

The Pythagoreans were reportedly shocked to discover irrational numbers. The main Story of Mathematics is supplemented by a List of Important Mathematicians and their achievements, and by an alphabetical Glossary of Mathematical Terms.

You can also make use of the search facility at the top of each page to search for individual mathematicians, theorems, developments, periods in history, etc. The book illuminates some of the varied contexts in which people have learned, used, and handed on mathematics, drawing on fascinating case studies from a range of times and places, including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain.

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I hope he would not be too hard on my attempts at a compromise. The aims of the book in this, its ultimate form, are set out in the introduction; briefly, I hope to introduce students to the history, or histories of mathematics as constructions which we make to explain the texts which we have, and to relate them to our own ideas.

History of Mathematics. The titles in this series offer compelling historical perspectives on the individuals and communities that have profoundly influenced mathematics development.

Each book constitutes a valuable addition to an historical or mathematical book collection. Volumes 4 through 39 were co-published with the London Mathematical. As far as I know, Boyer's books (e.g. A History of Mathematics or The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development) are classics.I read the first one some years ago and found it very interesting, easy to read and complete; its only flaw is that the history stops at the first half of   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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The purpose of this book, is to acquaint the student with mathematical language and mathematical life by means of a number of historically important mathematical vignettes. This book will also serve to help the prospective school teacher to become inured in some of the important ideas of mathematics—both.

The copy I have used has the following information on its title page: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS BY W. W. ROUSE BALL FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE FOURTH EDITION MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED ST.Arguably the most famous theorem in all of mathematics, the Pythagorean Theorem has an interesting to the Chinese and the Babylonians more than a millennium before Pythagoras lived, it is a "natural" result that has captivated mankind for years.Texts on the history of mathematics Including textbooks and similar general references.

Archibald, R. C. Outline of the history of mathematics. Mathematical Association of America, Buffalo, NY,