Mathematics in Western Culture (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Dec 31, 1964 - Mathematics - 512 pages
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A very well-written book. I started out reading this in preparation for taking Calculus. Having gone through Calc 2, I realize now I probably didn't have to read this in order to do well in class. But ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nassos Kontonatsios - Goodreads

The influences mathematics has exerted on the development of philosophy, the physical sciences, religion, and the arts in Western life. One of the best books that I ever red... Read full review

Contents

Introduction True and False Conceptions
3
The Rule of Thumb in Mathematics
13
The Birth of the Mathematical Spirit
24
The Elements of Euclid
40
Placing a Yardstick to the Stars
60
Nature Acquires Reason
74
Interlude
89
Renewal of the Mathematical Spirit
99
Religion
257
Literature and Aesthetics
272
The Sine of G Major
287
Mastery of the Ether Waves
304
The Science of Human Nature
322
The Statistical Ap proach to the Study of Man
340
Prediction and Probability
359
The Statistical View of Nature
376

The Harmony of the World
110
Painting and Perspective
126
Projective Geometry
144
A Discourse on Method
159
The Quantitative Approach to Nature
182
The Deduction of Universal Laws
196
The Calculus
214
Science and Philosophy
234
The Paradoxes of the Infinite
395
New Geometries New Worlds
410
The Theory of Relativity
432
Method and Art
453
Selected References
473
Index
477
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