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Classics of Mathematics

Classics of Mathematics - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0023183423

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Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1995
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Classics of Mathematics - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0023183423

Ronald Calinger

ISBN13: 978-0023183423
ISBN10: 002318342X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

This anthology contain selections from writings of leading mathematicians from classical antiquity through the early twentieth century. While the selections are chiefly taken from authors of the Mediterranean and modern Europe, some attention is given to medieval Islam and India, to traditional China, and to the united States.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction.

1. Protomathematics in the Late Age of Stone and in Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt.

2. The Rise of Theoretical Mathematics in Ancient Greece.

3. The Hellenistic and Roman Periods.

4. Arabic Primacy with Hindu, Chinese, and Maya Contributions.

5. The Medieval-Renaissance-Reformation Periods in Europe.

6. The Scientific Revolution at its Zenith.

7. The Enlightenment (1720-1800).

8. The Nineteenth Century.

9. The Early Twentieth Century to 1932.

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