A History of Mathematics

A History of Mathematics

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Provides a world view of mathematics, balancing ancient, early modern and modern history. Problems are taken from their original sources, enabling students to understand how mathematicians in various times and places solved mathematical problems. In this new edition a more global perspective is taken, integrating more non-Western coverage including contributions from Chinese/Indian, and Islamic mathematics and mathematicians. An additional chapter covers mathematical techniques from other cultures. *Up to date, uses the results of very recent scholarship in the history of mathematics. *Provides summaries of the arguments of all important ideas in the field.The final section will discuss some of the additional work of the thirteenth-century Chinese mathematicians in the area of equation ... Because the last several problems of that book were elementary surveying problems, Liu decided to add an ... This addendum ultimately became a separate mathematical work, the Haidao suanjing (Sea Island Mathematical Manual). This brief work, in the continuing tradition of problem texts, was simply a collection of nine problems with solutions, anbsp;...

Title:A History of Mathematics
Author:Victor J. Katz
Publisher:Addison Wesley - 1998


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