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Main Title The history of mathematics : a brief course /
Author Cooke, Roger,
Publisher Wiley-Interscience,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 56753463
ISBN 0471444596 (cloth : acid-free paper); 9780471444596 (cloth : acid-free paper)
Subjects Mathematics--History. ; Wiskunde. ; Histoire ; Mathâematique ; Mathematik. ; Geschichte. ; Mathematics.
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Contributor biographical information http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0617/2004042299-b.html
Publisher description http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0617/2004042299-d.html
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QA21.C649 2005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/04/2014
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xviii, 607 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Notes Pt 1: The world of mathematics and the mathematics of the world. The origin and prehistory of mathematics -- Mathematical cultures I -- Mathematical cultures II -- Women mathematicians -- Pt 2: Numbers. Counting -- Calculation -- Ancient number theory -- Numbers and number theory in modern mathematics -- Pt 3: Color plates -- Pt 4: Space. Measurement -- Euclidean geometry -- Post-Euclidean geometry -- Modern geometries -- Pt 5: Algebra. Problems leading to algebra -- Equations and algorithms -- Modern algebra -- Pt 6: Analysis. The calculus -- Real and complex analysis -- Pt 7: Mathematical inferences. Probability and statistics -- Logic and set theory. "The Second Edition of this internationally acclaimed text has been thoroughly revised, updated, and reorganized to give readers a fresh perspective on the evolution of mathematics. Written by one of the world's leading experts on the history of mathematics, the book details the key historical developments in the field, providing an understanding and appreciation of how mathematics influences today's science, art, music, literature, and society."--BOOK JACKET.
Place Published Hoboken, N.J.
PUB Date Free Form c2005
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2004042299
Merged OCLC records 57576285
OCLC Time Stamp 20140224121623
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03600cam 2200637 a 45020