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A History of Mathematics 3 Edition
Contributor(s): Boyer, Carl B., Merzbach, Uta C.

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ISBN: 0470525487     ISBN-13: 9780470525487
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2011
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Annotation: "Boyer and Merzbach distill thousands of years of mathematics into this fascinating chronicle. From the Greeks to Godel, the mathematics is brilliant: the cast of characters is distinguished; the ebb and flow of ideas is everywhere evident...Without doubt, this is---and will long remain---a classic one-volume history of mathematics and mathematicians who create it."---William Dunham, author of Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics

"Both readable and scholarly...a fine introduction to the topic."---J. David Bolter, author of Turing's Man

"When we read a book like A History of Mathematics, we get the picture of a mounting structure, ever taller and broader and more beautiful and magnificent and with a foundation, moreover, that is as untained and as functional now as it was when Thales worked out the first geometrical theorems nearly twenty-six centuries ago."---Isaac Asimov (from the Foreword)

For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics has been the references 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-data 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.

Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincare 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.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mathematics; History.
BISAC Categories:
- Mathematics | History & Philosophy
Dewey: 510.9
LCCN: 2010003424
Academic/Grade Level: Scholarly/Undergraduate
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.25" W x 2.00" (1.90 lbs) 668 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Uta C. Merzbach is Curator Emeritus of Mathematics at the Smithsonian Institution and Director of the LHM Institute

The late Carl B. Boyer was a professor of Mathematics at Brooklyn College and the author of several classic works on the history of mathematics.

Uta C. Merzbach is Curator Emeritus of Mathematics at the Smithsonian Institution and Director of the LHM Institute.
The late Carl B. Boyer was a professor of mathematics at Brooklyn College and the author of several classic works on the history of mathematics.
 
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