Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times:

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Oxford University Press, Aug 16, 1990 - Mathematics - 480 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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Contents

I
391
II
394
III
396
IV
398
V
400
VII
403
VIII
406
IX
411
LII
608
LIII
614
LIV
616
LV
617
LVI
619
LVII
621
LVIII
623
LIX
626

X
422
XI
425
XII
426
XIII
436
XIV
440
XV
442
XVI
454
XVII
459
XVIII
460
XIX
468
XX
471
XXI
476
XXII
478
XXIII
484
XXIV
488
XXV
490
XXVI
499
XXVII
502
XXVIII
503
XXIX
515
XXX
522
XXXI
531
XXXII
536
XXXIII
538
XXXIV
540
XXXV
542
XXXVI
544
XXXVII
547
XXXVIII
554
XXXIX
555
XL
557
XLI
562
XLII
570
XLIII
573
XLIV
577
XLV
579
XLVI
582
XLVII
587
XLVIII
589
XLIX
592
L
597
LI
606
LX
628
LXI
632
LXII
642
LXIII
644
LXIV
651
LXV
655
LXVI
663
LXVII
666
LXVIII
667
LXIX
671
LXX
679
LXXI
681
LXXII
687
LXXIII
690
LXXIV
696
LXXV
699
LXXVI
709
LXXVII
715
LXXVIII
717
LXXIX
721
LXXX
726
LXXXI
730
LXXXII
732
LXXXIII
739
LXXXIV
745
LXXXV
749
LXXXVI
752
LXXXVII
754
LXXXVIII
755
LXXXIX
763
XC
764
XCI
772
XCII
776
XCIII
779
XCIV
782
XCV
785
XCVI
791
XCVII
795
XCVIII
799
XCIX
804
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Morris Kline is at New York University.

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