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The History of Mathematics: An Introduction / Edition 7

The History of Mathematics: An Introduction / Edition 7

by David Burton Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
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The History of Mathematics: An Introduction, Seventh Edition, is written for the one- or two-semester math history course taken by juniors or seniors, and covers the history behind the topics typically covered in an undergraduate math curriculum or in elementary schools or high schools. Elegantly written in David Burton’s imitable prose, this classic text provides rich historical context to the mathematics that undergrad math and math education majors encounter every day. Burton illuminates the people, stories, and social context behind mathematics’ greatest historical advances while maintaining appropriate focus on the mathematical concepts themselves. Its wealth of information, mathematical and historical accuracy, and renowned presentation make The History of Mathematics: An Introduction, Seventh Edition a valuable resource that teachers and students will want as part of a permanent library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073383156
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 02/09/2010
Edition description: List
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1 Early Number Systems and Symbols2 Mathematics in Early Civilizations3 The Beginnings of Greek Mathematics4 The Alexandrian School: Euclid5 The Twilight of Greek Mathematics: Diophantus6 The First Awakening: Fibonacci7 The Renaissance of Mathematics: Cardan and Tartaglia8 The Mechanical World: Descartes and Newton9 The Development of Probability Theory: Pascal, Bernoulli, and Laplace10 The Revival of Number Theory: Fermat, Euler, and Gauss11 Nineteenth-Century Contributions: Bolyai and Lobachevsky12 Transition to the Twenthieth Century: Canto and Kronecker13 Extensions and Generalizations: Hardy, Hausdorff, and Noether

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This was the hardest book to read on NOOK. If the woird had an i,f together then it wasn't there. This might not have been an issue if I had been READING it, but since I was listening to it every thir the word first or field or confirm was in the book it just read off the letters. was very confusing!!!!