Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times

Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times

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This comprehensive history traces the development of mathematical ideas and the careers of the men responsible for them. Volume 1 looks at the discipline's origins in Babylon and Egypt, the creation of geometry and trigonometry by the Greeks, and the role of mathematics in the medieval and early modern periods. Volume 2 focuses on calculus, the rise of analysis in the 19th century, and the number theories of Dedekind and Dirichlet. The concluding volume covers the revival of projective geometry, the emergence of abstract algebra, the beginnings of topology, and the influence of Godel on recent mathematical study.show more

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  • Paperback | 1326 pages
  • 155 x 230mm | 1,778g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0195012178
  • 9780195012170

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A 1300-page treatise which comprehensively surveys the mathematical mainstream, including critiques of the major Greek schools, the emergence of projective geometry, the creation of calculus, and the foundations of mathematical logic. Kline = required reading for serious2 students. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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