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History of Mathematics : Brief Version - 04 edition

History of Mathematics : Brief Version (ISBN10: 0321161939; ISBN13: 9780321161932)
ISBN13: 978-0321161932
ISBN10: 0321161939

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.
  • Chronology of major mathema moreticians 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 balanced in level of difficulty.
  • Offers a more global perspective. Integrates more non-Western coverage including contributions from Chinese, Indian, and Islamic mathematics/mathematicians.
  • Significant amount of material on astronomy as it relates to the history of mathematics. Covers the history of some significant 20th century developments in mathematics.
  • Appendix on using the textbook in teaching mathematics. less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 10/22/2003
International: No

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