This book explores the notion of how number ideas, and ideas of number, have grown from ancient to modern times throughout history. It looks at how different types of number and views of numbers (and their meaning and applications) have varied across cutures over time, and combines historical consideration with the mathematics. The book illustrates some of the real problems and subtleties of number, including counting, calculation, measuring and using machines, which ancient and modern people have grappled with - and continue to do so today.Murray, A 1978, Reason and society in the Middle Ages, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Needham ... Mathematical cuneiform texts, with translation and commentary in German, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. ... 157a67, viewed 28.vii.2006, alt; http://www.aamt.edu.au/ ICSIMAN/resources/papers/owens.pdfagt;. Oxford English dictionary 2006, viewed 30.v.2006, alt;http://dictionary.oed.com/ entrance.dtlagt;. Parikh, RJanbsp;...
|Title||:||Growing Ideas of Number|
|Author||:||John N. Crossley|
|Publisher||:||Aust Council for Ed Research - 2007-01|