How Mathematics Happened The First 50,000 Years

ISBN-10: 1591024773

ISBN-13: 9781591024774

Edition: 2006

Authors: Peter S. Rudman
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 10/2/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 291
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Introduction
Mathematical Darwinism
The Replacement Concept
Number Systems
The Birth of Arithmetic
Pattern Recognition Evolves into Counting
Counting in Hunter-Gatherer Cultures
Pebble Counting Evolves into Written Numbers
Herder-Farmer and Urban Cultures in the Valley of the Nile
Herder-Farmer and Urban Cultures by the Waters of Babylon
In the Jungles of the Maya
Mathematics in the Valley of the Nile
Egyptian Multiplication
Egyptian Fractions
Egyptian Algebra
Pyramidiots
Mathematics by the Waters of Babylon
Babylonian Multiplication
Babylonian Fractions
Plimpton 322-The Enigma
Babylonian Algebra
Babylonian Calculation of Square Root of 2
Mathematics Attains Maturity: Rigorous Proof
Pythagoras
Eratosthenes
Hippasus
We Learn History to Be Able to Repeat It
Teaching Mathematics in Ancient Greece and How We Should but Do Not
Answers to Fun Questions
Notes and References
Index
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