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1. A History of Mathematics, Second Edition by Carl B. Boyer, Uta C. Merzbach | |
Paperback: 736
Pages
(1991-03-06)
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Editorial Review Product Description From the origins ofnumbering to the future of computing, the authors strive forcomprehensive examination and clear, simple explanations.Some of themath will daunt those who have never taken college-level courses (orhave forgotten what they learned), but some of the more elaboratetechnical material can be skipped if needed.Especially helpful isthe extensive timeline-appendix that proceeds from the beginning oftime to the late 20th century.Whether you're using it to gain abetter understanding of mathematics or to broaden your awareness ofthe historical record, A History of Mathematics will help youmake sense of the wide world of numbers. --Rob Lightner Customer Reviews (14)
boyer 2nd edition
it never arrived
Intriguing Book
A history of PURE Mathematics
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2. Mathematics and Its History (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics) by John Stillwell | |
Paperback: 542
Pages
(2010-11-02)
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Editorial Review Product Description This book offers a collection of historical essays detailing a large variety of mathematical disciplines and issues; it’s accessible to a broad audience. This second edition includes new chapters on Chinese and Indian number theory, on hypercomplex numbers, and on algebraic number theory. Many more exercises have been added as well as commentary that helps place the exercises in context. Customer Reviews (4)
An intellectually satisfying history of mathematics
Relationship between algebra and geometry
concise and well written summary of mathematics
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3. Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers by Jan Gullberg | |
Hardcover: 1128
Pages
(1997-03)
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Wonnderful book!
A love letter to mathematics
Liz Salander's book from The Girl Who Played with Fire
A HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS TO 1997
cool book |
4. History of Mathematics, A (3rd Edition) by Victor J. Katz | |
Hardcover: 992
Pages
(2008-07-12)
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Editorial Review Product Description Key Message: A History of Mathematics, Third Edition, provides a solid background in the history of mathematics, helping readers gain a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts in their historical context. This book’s global perspective covers how contributions from Chinese, Indian, and Islamic mathematicians shaped our modern understanding of mathematics. This book also includes discussions of important historical textbooks and primary sources to help readers further understand the development of modern mathematics.
Key Topics: Ancient Mathematics: Egypt and Mesopotamia, The Beginnings of Mathematics in Greece, Euclid, Archimedes and Apollonius, Mathematical Methods in Hellenistic Times, The Final Chapter of Greek Mathematics; Medieval Mathematics: Ancient and Medieval China, Ancient and Medieval India, The Mathematics of Islam, Medieval Europe, Mathematics Elsewhere; Early Modern Mathematics: Algebra in the Renaissance, Mathematical Methods in the Renaissance, Geometry, Algebra and Probability in the Seventeenth Century, The Beginnings of Calculus, Newton and Leibniz; Modern Mathematics: Analysis in the Eighteenth Century, Probability and Statistics in the Eighteenth Century, Algebra and Number Theory in the Eighteenth Century, Geometry in the Eighteenth Century, Algebra and Number Theory in the Nineteenth Century, Analysis in the Nineteenth Century, Probability and Statistics in the Nineteenth Century, Geometry in the Nineteenth Century, Aspects of the Twentieth Century
Market: For all readers interested in the history of mathematics. Customer Reviews (1)
A History of Mathematics |
5. A Concise History of Mathematics by Dirk J. Struik | |
Paperback: 288
Pages
(1987-08-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description Revised 4th edition covers major mathematical ideas and techniques from ancient Near East to 20th-century computer theory. Work of Archimedes, Pascal, Gauss, Hilbert, etc. Customer Reviews (8)
A Concise History of Mathematics
Mathematics Hystorical Development
A Brief Outline of the History of Mathematics
Good infromation - Bad english
Brief History of Mathematics,perhaps too concise. |
6. A History of Mathematics: An Introduction (2nd Edition) by Victor J. Katz | |
Paperback: 880
Pages
(1998-03-06)
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I liked the history but not the math....
A History of Mathematics
reprehensibly bad
clear and informative |
7. History Of Mathematics by Wooster Woodruff Beman, David Eugene Smith | |
Paperback: 348
Pages
(2009-11-22)
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Editorial Review Product Description Volume 1 of an unusually clear and readable 2-volume history — from Egyptian papyri and medieval maps to modern graphs and diagrams. Non-technical chronological survey with thousands of biographical notes, critical evaluations, contemporary opinions on over 1,100 mathematicians. Customer Reviews (2)
A lot more interesting than I imagined!
More than a History of Mathematics |
8. How Mathematics Happened: The First 50,000 Years by Peter Strom Rudman | |
Hardcover: 291
Pages
(2007-02-05)
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Too Ambitious of a Mathematical History:Sexy Title & Arid Content!
Too many importat informatio missing
How Mathematics Happened is an engaging read for students, scholars, and laypeople alike. |
9. An Introduction to the History of Mathematics (Saunders Series) by Howard Eves | |
Hardcover: 624
Pages
(1990-01-02)
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Would recommend
Very interesting read - Very hard problems
Great!
Excellent This book gives a general overview of mathematical developments up until the middle of the twentieth century. It is a fascinating story, and readers will realize to what extent mathematical ideas deemed complex by even modern standards were known by the ancients. Indeed, it is very surprising to learn that in 2000 BC the Babylonians were solving quadratic equations and even some cubic and quartic equations.The Babylonians did not produce an Evariste Galois, that took centuries more time, but they were dealing with mathematical constructions that were interesting to compare with modern methods. One veryinteresting feature of this book is that it is meant to be used as a textbook, and not just in a course in the history of mathematics. The author has included "problem studies" and "essay topics" at the end of each chapter that challenge the reader to solve problems pertinent to the historical topics of each chapter. The inclusion of these problems will allow the student to gain insight on the difficulty in solving problems with the constraint of using concepts that were unique to a definite period in mathematical history. The book also includes discussions of the history of non-Western contributions to mathematics. The work of the Hindus, the Chinese, and Arabs is included. The contributions of the Arabs are particularly important for later developments in the West, as it was they who revived Greek philosophy and mathematics and consequently changed dramatically the role of mathematics in Europe. The reading of this book will give a greater appreciation of the developments in mathematics as they are done today. Mathematical research now is done by both human and machine, and no doubt this century, and others beyond it, will result in brilliant developments. Mathematics pervades every human activity in the modern world and every piece of technology. When books like this one are written in the future, readers who peruse them and take note of the incredible advancements made in mathematics in the centuries that preceed them, no doubt their predominant emotion will be astonishment.
When used as a self-study text ... |
10. The History of Mathematics: A Reader | |
Paperback: 640
Pages
(1997-10)
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Customer Reviews (1)
an excellent, modern sourcebook in history of maths. |
11. A History of Greek Mathematics: Volume 1. From Thales to Euclid by Thomas Little Heath | |
Paperback: 468
Pages
(2000-12-27)
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more than just history Theseworkswere first brought to my attention by my Greeklanguage professor nearly 40 years ago as the best English language source on Greek Mathematics. Just as the Greeks did not view `pure' mathematics or geometry as a lifes-work so to younger readers [through collage] the methods of logic may prove most useful. For we retired `geezers' not quite ready for Oprah reruns and made for T.V. `romances' it may be the stimulation ofthe brain by the problems [which are documented and solved infull], the history andthe `awe' of how much these did `without computers';
Academically great |
12. The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics by Clifford A. Pickover | |
Hardcover: 528
Pages
(2009-09-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description Math’s infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this follow-up to the best-selling The Science Book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient ant odometers” and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect. Each topic gets a lavishly illustrated spread with stunning color art, along with formulas and concepts, fascinating facts about scientists’ lives, and real-world applications of the theorems.
Customer Reviews (27)
Lively and entertaining math, the perfect book for the coffee table in the math lounge
Fascinating Snippets of Math Concepts that Arouse the Curiosity
Would Lisbeth Salander Use "The Math Book"?
Amazing!
Many Interesting New Topics Even If You Have an Extensive Background in Math |
13. A Short Account of the History of Mathematics by Walter William Rouse Ball | |
Paperback: 336
Pages
(2010-10-14)
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Classic history
a solid overview of centuries of math |
14. Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History (Mathematics) by Shoutir Kishore Chatterjee | |
Hardcover: 440
Pages
(2003-07-03)
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15. A History of Mathematics by Carl B. Boyer, Uta C. Merzbach | |
Paperback: 688
Pages
(2010-11-30)
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Editorial Review Product Description For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind’s relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat’s Last Theorem and the Poincaré Conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs.
Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincaré and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, A History of Mathematics is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and women who created it. |
16. A History of Parametric Statistical Inference from Bernoulli to Fisher, 1713-1935 (Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences) by Anders Hald | |
Paperback: 226
Pages
(2010-11-02)
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Editorial Review Product Description This book offers a detailed history of parametric statistical inference. Covering the period between James Bernoulli and R.A. Fisher, it examines: binomial statistical inference; statistical inference by inverse probability; the central limit theorem and linear minimum variance estimation by Laplace and Gauss; error theory, skew distributions, correlation, sampling distributions; and the Fisherian Revolution. Lively biographical sketches of many of the main characters are featured throughout, including Laplace, Gauss, Edgeworth, Fisher, and Karl Pearson. Also examined are the roles played by DeMoivre, James Bernoulli, and Lagrange. |
17. Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics by William Dunham | |
Paperback: 320
Pages
(1991-08-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description "It is mathematics presented as a series of works of art; a fascinating lingering over individual examples of ingenuity and insight. It is mathematics by lightning flash." —Isaac Asimov "It is a captivating collection of essays of major mathematical achievements brought to life by the personal and historical anecdotes which the author has skillfully woven into the text. This is a book which should find its place on the bookshelf of anyone interested in science and the scientists who create it." —R. L. Graham, AT&T Bell Laboratories "Come on a time-machine tour through 2,300 years in which Dunham drops in on some of the greatest mathematicians in history. Almost as if we chat over tea and crumpets, we get to know them and their ideas—ideas that ring with eternity and that offer glimpses into the often veiled beauty of mathematics and logic. And all the while we marvel, hoping that the tour will not stop." —Jearl Walker, Physics Department, Cleveland State University Author of The Flying Circus of Physics Customer Reviews (82)
Sparked a life-long interest.
A pleasure to read
A joy (and helpful, too)
A must read
Humbling |
18. History of Mathematics: Brief Version by Victor J. Katz | |
Hardcover: 576
Pages
(2003-11-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description One of the leading historians in the mathematics field, Victor Katz provides a world view of mathematics, balancing ancient, early modern, and modern history.
Egypt and Mesopotamia, Greek Mathematics to the Time of Euclid, Greek Mathematics from Archimedes to Ptolemy, Diophantus to Hypatia, Ancient and Medieval China, Ancient and Medieval India, The Mathematics of Islam, Mathematics in Medieval Europe, Mathematics in the Renaissance, Precalculus in the Seventeenth Century, Calculus in the Seventeenth Century, Analysis in the Eighteenth Century, Probability and Statistics in the Eighteenth Century, Algebra and Number Theory in the Eighteenth Century, Geometry in the Eighteenth Century, Algebra and Number Theory in the Nineteenth Century, Analysis in the Nineteenth Century, Statistics in the Nineteenth Century, Geometry in the Nineteenth Century, Aspects of the Twentieth Century
For all readers interested in the history of mathematics. Customer Reviews (1)
Good information, hard to take in |
19. A History of Greek Mathematics: Volume 2. From Aristarchus to Diophantus by Thomas Little Heath | |
Paperback: 602
Pages
(2000-12-27)
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20. The History of Mathematics: An Introduction by David Burton | |
Hardcover: 816
Pages
(2010-02-09)
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disappointing
The older version of the book can serve your purpose for study.
Text Book
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