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A history of mathematics, Uta C. Merzbach and Carl B. Boyer

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A history of mathematics
Title
A history of mathematics
Statement of responsibility
Uta C. Merzbach and Carl B. Boyer
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Language
eng
Summary
This book teaches about the 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 Poincare conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs. Includes information about the age of Plato and Aristotle, Poincare and Hilbert, the Pythagorean theorem, the golden mean. It explores the history of mathematics and the men and women who created it
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
510.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA21
LC item number
.B767 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
A history of mathematics, Uta C. Merzbach and Carl B. Boyer
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A history of mathematics, Uta C. Merzbach and Carl B. Boyer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 633-646) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Traces -- Ancient Egypt -- Mesopotamia -- Hellenic traditions -- Euclid of Alexandria -- Archimedes of Syracuse -- Apollonius of Perge -- Crosscurrents -- Ancient and medieval China -- Ancient and medieval India -- The Islamic hegemony -- The Latin West -- The European Renaissance -- Early modern problem solvers -- Analysis, synthesis, the infinite, and numbers -- British techniques and Continental methods -- Euler -- Pre- to postrevolutionary France -- Gauss -- Geometry -- Algebra -- Analysis -- Twentieth-century legacies -- Recent trends
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xx, 668 pages
Isbn
9780470525487
Lccn
2010003424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)521733576

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