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