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Episodic History of Mathematics Mathematical Culture Through Problem Solving

ISBN-10: 0883857669
ISBN-13: 9780883857663
Edition: 2010
Authors: Steven G. Krantz
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Publication date: 3/22/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 396
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892

Preface
The Ancient Greeks
Zeno's Paradox and the concept of limit
The mystical mathematics of Hypatia
The Islamic world and the development of algebra
Cardano, Abel, Galois, and the solving of equations
Rene Descartes and the idea of coordinates
The invention of differential calculus
The great Isaac Newton
Complex numbers and polynomials
The prince of mathematics
Sophie Germain and Fermat's Problem
Cauchy and the foundations of analysis
The prime numbers
Dirichlet and how to count
Riemann and the geometry of surfaces
Georg Cantor and the orders of infinity
The natural numbers
Henri Poincar�, child phenomenon
Sonya Kovalevskaya and mechanics
Emmy Noether and algebra
Methods of proof
Alan Turing and cryptography
Bibliography
Index

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