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Edition: 2ND 91

Copyright: 1991

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 1991

International: No

Copyright: 1991

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 1991

International: No

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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.

Egypt.

Mesopotamia.

Ionia and the Pythagoreans.

The Heroic Age.

The Age of Plato and Aristotle.

Euclid of Alexandria.

Archimedes of Syracuse.

Apollonius of Perga.

Greek Trigonometry and Mensuration.

Revival and Decline of Greek Mathematics.

China and India.

The Arabic Hegemony.

Europe in the Middle Ages.

The Renaissance.

Prelude to Modern Mathematics.

The Time of Fermat and Descartes.

A Transitional Period.

Newton and Leibniz.

The Bernoulli Era.

The Age of Euler.

Mathematicians of the French Revolution.

The Time of Gauss and Cauchy.

Geometry.

Analysis.

Algebra.

Poincar and Hilbert.

Aspects of the Twentieth Century.

References.

General Bibliography.

Appendix.

Index.

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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.

Table of Contents

Origins.

Egypt.

Mesopotamia.

Ionia and the Pythagoreans.

The Heroic Age.

The Age of Plato and Aristotle.

Euclid of Alexandria.

Archimedes of Syracuse.

Apollonius of Perga.

Greek Trigonometry and Mensuration.

Revival and Decline of Greek Mathematics.

China and India.

The Arabic Hegemony.

Europe in the Middle Ages.

The Renaissance.

Prelude to Modern Mathematics.

The Time of Fermat and Descartes.

A Transitional Period.

Newton and Leibniz.

The Bernoulli Era.

The Age of Euler.

Mathematicians of the French Revolution.

The Time of Gauss and Cauchy.

Geometry.

Analysis.

Algebra.

Poincar and Hilbert.

Aspects of the Twentieth Century.

References.

General Bibliography.

Appendix.

Index.

Publisher Info

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 1991

International: No

Published: 1991

International: No

Egypt.

Mesopotamia.

Ionia and the Pythagoreans.

The Heroic Age.

The Age of Plato and Aristotle.

Euclid of Alexandria.

Archimedes of Syracuse.

Apollonius of Perga.

Greek Trigonometry and Mensuration.

Revival and Decline of Greek Mathematics.

China and India.

The Arabic Hegemony.

Europe in the Middle Ages.

The Renaissance.

Prelude to Modern Mathematics.

The Time of Fermat and Descartes.

A Transitional Period.

Newton and Leibniz.

The Bernoulli Era.

The Age of Euler.

Mathematicians of the French Revolution.

The Time of Gauss and Cauchy.

Geometry.

Analysis.

Algebra.

Poincar and Hilbert.

Aspects of the Twentieth Century.

References.

General Bibliography.

Appendix.

Index.