ISBN13:978-0471543978 ISBN10: 0471543977 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0471097631 ISBN10: 0471097632
Summary: Presupposes a knowledge of college level mathematics but is accessible to the average reader through its consistent treatment of mathematical structure with a strict adherence to historical perspective and detail. The material is arranged chronologically beginning with archaic origins and covers Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese, Indian, Arabic and European contributions done to the nineteenth century and present day. There are revised references and bibliograph
ies and revised and expanded chapters on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Summary: Presupposes a knowledge of college level mathematics but is accessible to the average reader through its consistent treatment of mathematical structure with a strict adherence to historical perspective and detail. The material is arranged chronologically beginning with archaic origins and covers Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese, Indian, Arabic and European contributions done to the nineteenth century and present day. There are revised references and bibliographies and revised and expanded chapters on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 91 Cover: Paperback Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published: 03/28/1991 International: No
"Boyer and Merzbach distill thousands of years of mathematics into this fascinating chronicle. From the Greeks to Godel, the mathematics is brilliant; the cast of characters is distinguished; the ebb and flow of ideas is everywhere evident. And, while tracing the development of European mathematics, the authors do not overlook the contributions of Chinese, Indian, and Arabic civilizations. Without doubt, this is--and will long remain--a classic one-volume history of mathematics and mathematicians who create it."
--William Dunham Author, Journey Through Genius, The Great Theorems of Mathematics
"When we read a book like A History of Mathematics, we get the picture of a mounting structure, ever taller and broader and more beautiful and magnificent--and with a foundation, moreover, that is as untainted and as functional now as it was when Thales worked out the first geometrical theorems nearly 26 centuries ago."
--From the Foreword by Isaac Asimov
"One of the most useful and comprehensive general introductions to the subject."
--J. W. Dauben The City University of New York
"Both readable and scholarly, this book can serve as a fine introduction to the topic and also a reference book."
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