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Stillwell - Mathematics and Its History - 9781461426325 - V9781461426325
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Mathematics and Its History

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Description for Mathematics and Its History Paperback. Series: Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics. Num Pages: 684 pages, 4 black & white tables, biography. BIC Classification: PBH; PBK; PBM; PBX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 234 x 156 x 37. Weight in Grams: 970.
From a review of the second edition:

"This book covers many interesting topics not usually covered in a present day undergraduate course, as well as certain basic topics such as the development of the calculus and the solution of polynomial equations. The fact that the topics are introduced in their historical contexts will enable students to better appreciate and understand the mathematical ideas involved...If one constructs a list of topics central to a history course, then they would closely resemble those chosen here."

(David Parrott, Australian Mathematical Society)

This book offers a collection of historical essays detailing a large variety of mathematical disciplines ... Read more

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Springer-Verlag New York Inc. United States
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Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
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New York, NY, United States
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About Stillwell
John Stillwell is a professor of mathematics at the University of San Francisco. He is also an accomplished author, having published several books with Springer, including The Four Pillars of Geometry; Elements of Algebra; Numbers and Geometry; and many more.

Reviews for Mathematics and Its History
“Mathematics and Its History is an original, engaging and effective book, which I think would be enjoyed by students, lay readers with the right background, or indeed mathematicians themselves.” (Danny Yee, Danny Yee's Book Reviews, dannyreviews.com, March, 2019) From the reviews of the third edition: "The author’s goal for Mathematics and its History is to provide a ... Read more

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