Nature and Growth of Modern Mathematics

ISBN-10: 0691023727

ISBN-13: 9780691023724

Edition: 1983

List price: $150.00
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Description: Now available in a one-volume paperback, this book traces the development of the most important mathematical concepts, giving special attention to the lives and thoughts of such mathematical innovators as Pythagoras, Newton, Poincare, and Godel. Beginning with a Sumerian short story--ultimately linked to modern digital computers--the author clearly introduces concepts of binary operations; point-set topology; the nature of post-relativity geometries; optimization and decision processes; ergodic theorems; epsilon-delta arithmetization; integral equations; the beautiful "ideals" of Dedekind and Emmy Noether; and the importance of "purifying" mathematics. Organizing her material in a conceptual rather than a chronological manner, she integrates the traditional with the modern, enlivening her discussions with historical and biographical detail.

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Book details

List price: $150.00
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/21/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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