Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times: Volume 3

Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times: Volume 3

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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 nineteenth 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 | 448 pages
  • 147.32 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line drawings throughout
  • 0195061373
  • 9780195061376
  • 417,665

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Now available in a new three-volume paperback edition, Morris Kline's monumental work presents the major creations in mathematics from its beginnings in Babylonia and Egypt through the first few decades of the twentieth century.show more

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"I have always had great regard for this book as the one which relates the development of modern mathematical ideas in a readable fashion."--Michael O'Reilly, University of Minnesotashow more

About Morris Kline

Morris Kline is author of Mathematics The Loss of Certainty & Mathematics in Western Cultureshow more

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