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History of Mathematics : An Introduction - 2nd edition

History of Mathematics : An Introduction (ISBN10: 0321016181; ISBN13: 9780321016188)
ISBN13: 978-0321016188
ISBN10: 0321016181

Summary: 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 moreadd 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. less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 98
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 02/24/1998
International: No

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