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History of Mathematics An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0072885238

ISBN-13: 9780072885231

Edition: 5th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: David M. Burton

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List price: $126.25
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 12/12/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Preface
Early Number Systems and Symbolsp. 1
Mathematics in Early Civilizationsp. 31
The Beginnings of Greek Mathematicsp. 81
The First Alexandrian School: Euclidp. 137
The Second Alexandrian School: Diophantusp. 218
The First Awakening: Fibonaccip. 244
The Cubic Controversy: Cardan and Tartagliap. 275
The Mechanical World: Descartes and Newtonp. 309
The Development of Probability Theory: Pascal, Bernoulli, and Laplacep. 394
The Renaissance of Number Theory: Fermat, Euler, and Gaussp. 449
Non-Euclidean Geometry: Bolyai and Lobachevskyp. 506
The Theory of Sets: Georg Cantorp. 584
Extensions and Generalizations: Hardy, Hausdorff, and Noetherp. 633
General Bibliographyp. 656
Additional Readingp. 658
The Greek Alphabetp. 659
Solutions to Selected Problemsp. 660
Indexp. 681
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