Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times: Volume 3

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Oxford University Press, Mar 1, 1990 - Mathematics - 448 pages
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This comprehensive history traces the development of mathematical ideas and the careers of the men responsible for them. Volume 1 looks at the discipline's origins in Babylon and Egypt, the creation of geometry and trigonometry by the Greeks, and the role of mathematics in the medieval and early modern periods. Volume 2 focuses on calculus, the rise of analysis in the nineteenth century, and the number theories of Dedekind and Dirichlet. The concluding volume covers the revival of projective geometry, the emergence of abstract algebra, the beginnings of topology, and the influence of Gödel on recent mathematical study.
  

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

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  - Hannah - Goodreads

Kline is a very biased author. He gives no credit to the non-European civilizations. His language about the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians is, for example, very demeaning. The book involves some ... Read full review

Contents

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Morris Kline is at New York University.

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