ISBN13: 978-0321016188

ISBN10: 0321016181

Cover type:

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 98

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 1998

International: No

ISBN10: 0321016181

Cover type:

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 98

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 1998

International: No

One of the leading historians in the mathematics field, Victor Katz provides a world view of mathematics, balancing ancient, early modern, and modern history.

- Written by one of the most well known math historians. The First Edition won the Watson Davis prize of the History of Science Society in 1995 for book on history accessible to beginners.
- Chapter openers include a vignette and quotation to add motivation and human interest.
- Boxed biographies are easily found outlines of individuals; they do not interrupt flow of main text.
- Focus essays present summaries of arguments about important ideas.
- Chronology of major mathematicians at chapter ends gives a quick overview of important events and people.
- Problems are taken from original sources enabling readers to understand how mathematicians in various times and places solved math problems.
- Discussion questions promote group work and can be used by future teachers to design lessons for elementary/secondary level math classes.
- An annotated bibliography at each chapter end provides easy reference to sources for more information.
- Includes a phonetic pronunciation guide in an appendix.
- Up to date-uses results of very recent scholarship in the subject.
- Exercises are better balanced in level of difficulty.
- Offers a more global perspective. Integrates more non-Western coverage including contributions from Chinese, Indian, and Islamic mathematics/mathematicians. Also includes a chapter covering math techniques from other cultures.

PART I: MATHEMATICS BEFORE THE SIXTH CENTURY

Ancient Mathematics

The Beginnings of Mathematics in Greece

Archimedes and Apollonius

Mathematical Methods in Hellenistic Times

The Final Chapters of Greek Mathematics

PART II: MEDIEVAL MATHEMATICS: 500-1400

Medieval China and India

The Mathematics of Islam

Mathematics in Medieval Europe

Mathematics Around the World

PART III: EARLY MODERN MATHEMATICS: 1400-1700

Algebra in the Renaissance

Mathematical Methods in the Renaissance

Geometry, Algebra, and Probability in the Seventeenth Century

The Beginnings of Calculus

PART IV: MODERN MATHEMATICS: 1700-2000

Analysis in the Eighteenth Century

Probability, Algebra, and Geometry in the Eighteenth Century

Algebra in the Nineteenth Century

Analysis in the Nineteenth Century

Geometry in the Nineteenth Century

Aspects of the Twentieth Century

Answers to Selected Problems

General References in the History of Mathematics

Index and Pronunciation Guide

ISBN10: 0321016181

Cover type:

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 98

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 1998

International: No

One of the leading historians in the mathematics field, Victor Katz provides a world view of mathematics, balancing ancient, early modern, and modern history.

- Written by one of the most well known math historians. The First Edition won the Watson Davis prize of the History of Science Society in 1995 for book on history accessible to beginners.
- Chapter openers include a vignette and quotation to add motivation and human interest.
- Boxed biographies are easily found outlines of individuals; they do not interrupt flow of main text.
- Focus essays present summaries of arguments about important ideas.
- Chronology of major mathematicians at chapter ends gives a quick overview of important events and people.
- Problems are taken from original sources enabling readers to understand how mathematicians in various times and places solved math problems.
- Discussion questions promote group work and can be used by future teachers to design lessons for elementary/secondary level math classes.
- An annotated bibliography at each chapter end provides easy reference to sources for more information.
- Includes a phonetic pronunciation guide in an appendix.
- Up to date-uses results of very recent scholarship in the subject.
- Exercises are better balanced in level of difficulty.
- Offers a more global perspective. Integrates more non-Western coverage including contributions from Chinese, Indian, and Islamic mathematics/mathematicians. Also includes a chapter covering math techniques from other cultures.

Table of Contents

PART I: MATHEMATICS BEFORE THE SIXTH CENTURY

Ancient Mathematics

The Beginnings of Mathematics in Greece

Archimedes and Apollonius

Mathematical Methods in Hellenistic Times

The Final Chapters of Greek Mathematics

PART II: MEDIEVAL MATHEMATICS: 500-1400

Medieval China and India

The Mathematics of Islam

Mathematics in Medieval Europe

Mathematics Around the World

PART III: EARLY MODERN MATHEMATICS: 1400-1700

Algebra in the Renaissance

Mathematical Methods in the Renaissance

Geometry, Algebra, and Probability in the Seventeenth Century

The Beginnings of Calculus

PART IV: MODERN MATHEMATICS: 1700-2000

Analysis in the Eighteenth Century

Probability, Algebra, and Geometry in the Eighteenth Century

Algebra in the Nineteenth Century

Analysis in the Nineteenth Century

Geometry in the Nineteenth Century

Aspects of the Twentieth Century

Answers to Selected Problems

General References in the History of Mathematics

Index and Pronunciation Guide

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