Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times: Volume 3
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 TimesUser Review - dusty.rhodes - Goodreads
This is a great, smooth read, if you're comfortable with general math. It is more difficult (though arguably more rewarding) read if you are not. Working through all of the problems/equations is well ... Read full review
Review: Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern TimesUser 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