History of Mathematics A Brief Course

ISBN-10: 111821756X

ISBN-13: 9781118217566

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Roger L. Cooke

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Aimed at undergraduate students majoring in mathematics, science, engineering, and secondary education, this third edition of “an amazing assemblage of worldwide contributions in mathematics" (CHOICE) examines the elementary arithmetic, geometry, and algebra of a number of cultures to show how abstract mathematics of the modern world arises from fundamental societal needs.
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List price: $195.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Preface
Changes From the Second Edition
Elementary Texts on the History of Mathematics
What is Mathematics?
Mathematics and its History
Proto-mathematics
The Middle East, 2000-1500 BCE
Overview of Mesopotamian Mathematics
Computations in Ancient Mesopotamia
Geometry in Mesopotamia
Egyptian Numerals and Arithmetic
Algebra and Geometry in Ancient Egypt
Greek Mathematics From 500 BCE to 500 CE
An Overview of Ancient Greek Mathematics
Greek Number Theory
Fifth-Century Greek Geometry
Athenian Mathematics I: The Classical Problems
Athenian Mathametics II: Plato and Aristotle
Euclid of Alexandria
Archimedes of Syracuse
Apollonius of Perga
Hellenistic and Roman Geometry
Ptolemy’s Geography and Astronomy
Pappus and the Later Commentators
India, China, and Japan 500 BCE-1700 CE
Overview of Mathematics in India
From the Vedas to Aryabhata I
Brahmagupta, the Kuttaka, and Bhaskara II
Early Classics of Chinese Mathematics
Later Chinese Algebra and Geometry
Traditional Japanese Mathematics
Islamic Mathematics, 800-1500
Overview of Islamic Mathematics
Islamic Number Theory and Algebra
Islamic Geometry
European Mathematics, 500-1900
Medieval and Early Modern Europe
European Mathematics: 1200-1500
Sixteenth-Century Algebra
Renaissance Art and Geometry
The Calculus Before Newton and Leibniz
Newton and Leibniz
Consolidation of the Calculus
Special Topics
Women Mathematicians
Probability
Algebra from 1600 to 1850
Projective and Algebraic Geometry and Topology
Differential Geometry
Non-Euclidean Geometry
Complex Analysis
Real Numbers, Series, and Integrals
Foundations of Real Analysis
Set Theory
Logic
Literature
Subject Index
Name Index
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