A History of Mathematics
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A History of Mathematics

Carl B. Boyer, Uta C. Merzbach

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eBook - ePub

A History of Mathematics

Carl B. Boyer, Uta C. Merzbach

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About This Book

The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematics

For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind's relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Poincaré Conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs.

  • Distills thousands of years of mathematics into a single, approachable volume
  • Covers mathematical discoveries, concepts, and thinkers, from Ancient Egypt to the present
  • Includes up-to-date references and an extensive chronological table of mathematical and general historical developments.

Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincaré and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, A History of Mathematics is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and women who created it.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword to the Second Edition
  7. Preface to the Third Edition
  8. Preface to the Second Edition
  9. Preface to the First Edition
  10. Chapter 1: Traces
  11. Chapter 2: Ancient Egypt
  12. Chapter 3: Mesopotamia
  13. Chapter 4: Hellenic Traditions
  14. Chapter 5: Euclid of Alexandria
  15. Chapter 6: Archimedes of Syracuse
  16. Chapter 7: Apollonius of Perge
  17. Chapter 8: Crosscurrents
  18. Chapter 9: Ancient and Medieval China
  19. Chapter 10: Ancient and Medieval India
  20. Chapter 11: The Islamic Hegemony
  21. Chapter 12: The Latin West
  22. Chapter 13: The European Renaissance
  23. Chapter 14: Early Modern Problem Solvers
  24. Chapter 15: Analysis, Synthesis, the Infinite, and Numbers
  25. Chapter 16: British Techniques and Continental Methods
  26. Chapter 17: Euler
  27. Chapter 18: Pre- to Postrevolutionary France
  28. Chapter 19: Gauss
  29. Chapter 20: Geometry
  30. Chapter 21: Algebra
  31. Chapter 22: Analysis
  32. Chapter 23: Twentieth-Century Legacies
  33. Chapter 24: Recent Trends
  34. References
  35. General Bibliography
  36. Index