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    A History of Mathematics (Paperback) By (author) Carl B. Boyer, Revised by Uta C. Merzbach, By (author) Uta C. Merzbach


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    Description"Boyer and Merzbach distill thousands of years of mathematics into this fascinating chronicle. From the Greeks to Godel, the mathematics is brilliant; the cast of characters is distinguished; the ebb and flow of ideas is everywhere evident. And, while tracing the development of European mathematics, the authors do not overlook the contributions of Chinese, Indian, and Arabic civilizations. Without doubt, this is - and will long remain - a classic one-volume history of mathematics and mathematicians who create it." - William Dunham Author, Journey Through Genius, The Great Theorems of Mathematics "When we read a book like A History of Mathematics, we get the picture of a mounting structure, ever taller and broader and more beautiful and magnificent - and with a foundation, moreover, that is as untainted and as functional now as it was when Thales worked out the first geometrical theorems nearly 26 centuries ago." - From the Foreword by Isaac Asimov "One of the most useful and comprehensive general introductions to the subject." - J. W. Dauben The City University of New York "Both readable and scholarly, this book can serve as a fine introduction to the topic and also a reference book." - J. David Bolter University of North Carolina Author of Turing's Man Revised to make it more accessible to a general audience, A History of Mathematics paints a vivid picture of humankind's relationship with numbers. Updated and expanded, it now offers broadened coverage of twentieth century advances in probability and computers, and updated references to further reading. A feature that will be of interest to every reader is an appendix containing an extensive chronological table of mathematical and general historical developments.

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    A History of Mathematics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carl B. Boyer, Revised by Uta C. Merzbach, By (author) Uta C. Merzbach
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 736
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 908 g
    ISBN 13: 9780471543978
    ISBN 10: 0471543977

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC21: 510
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PB
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    DC22: 510/.9
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A51050000
    BISAC V2.8: MAT015000
    LC classification: QA21.B767, QA21 .B767 1989
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    20 March 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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. Poincare and Hilbert. Aspects of the Twentieth Century. References. General Bibliography. Appendix. Index.