Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times : Volume 1, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Mar 1, 1990 - Mathematics - 432 pages
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User Review  - Victor Davis - Goodreads

Definitely reading part 2. A very riveting account of exactly the title. All the anecdotes, the myths, the stories, the hard facts, personalities, rivalries, everything. Oh, and math! It's refreshing ... Read full review

Review: Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times: Vol 1

User Review  - Al - Goodreads

After Descartes comes math. I'm reading this from the library without really paying too much attention, and vaguely pretending it will solve my coding problems in xna. A helper text for Manuel DeLanda. Read full review

Contents

Publishers Note
1Mathematics in Mesopotamia
2Egyptian Mathematics
3The Creation of Classical Greek Mathematics
4Euclid and Apollonius
Geometry and Trigonometry
4-35
The Reemergence of Arithmetic and Algebra
4-81
7The Greek Rationalization of Nature
4-102
11The Renaissance
4-207
12Mathematical Contributions in the Renaissance
4-230
13Arithmetic and Algebra in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
4-259
14The Beginnings of Projective Geometry
4-309
15Coordinate Geometry
4-333
16The Mathematization of Science
15-16
17The Creation of the Calculus
15-41
Abbreviations
15-114

8The Demise of the Greek World
4-141
9The Mathematics of the Hindus and Arabs
4-158
10The Medieval Period in Europe
4-184
Name Index
24
Subject Index
55
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Morris Kline is Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, where he directed the Division of Electromagnetic Research for twenty years.

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