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- DescriptionThis book offers an accessible and in-depth look at some of the most important episodes of two thousand years of mathematical history. Beginning with trigometry and moving on through logarithms, complex numbers, infinite series, and calculus, this book profiles some of the lesser kwn but crucial contributors to modern day mathematics. It is unique in its use of primary sources as well as its accessibility; a kwledge of first-year calculus is the only prerequisite. But undergraduate and graduate students alike will appreciate this glimpse into the fascinating process of mathematical creation. The history of math is an intercontinental journey, and this book showcases brilliant mathematicians from Greece, Egypt, and India, as well as Europe and the Islamic world. Several of the primary sources have never before been translated into English. Their interpretation is thorough and readable, and offers an excellent background for teachers of high school mathematics as well as anyone interested in the history of math.
- Author BiographyEnrique A. Gonzalez-Velasco is a professor of mathematics at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. His specialty is the history of math. He has also published a textbook on Fourier analysis and boundary value problems with a historical focus.
- Author(s)Enrique A. Gonzalez-Velasco
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication19/08/2014
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note12 black & white tables, biography
- Weight730 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine25 mm
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