A History of Mathematics
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A History of Mathematics

Carl B. Boyer, Uta C. Merzbach

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A History of Mathematics

Carl B. Boyer, Uta C. Merzbach

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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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APA 6 Citation
Boyer, C., & Merzbach, U. (2011). A History of Mathematics (3rd ed.). Wiley. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/1011133/a-history-of-mathematics-pdf (Original work published 2011)
Chicago Citation
Boyer, Carl, and Uta Merzbach. (2011) 2011. A History of Mathematics. 3rd ed. Wiley. https://www.perlego.com/book/1011133/a-history-of-mathematics-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Boyer, C. and Merzbach, U. (2011) A History of Mathematics. 3rd edn. Wiley. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/1011133/a-history-of-mathematics-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Boyer, Carl, and Uta Merzbach. A History of Mathematics. 3rd ed. Wiley, 2011. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.