Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times:

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Oxford University Press, Aug 16, 1990 - Mathematics - 428 pages
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This comprehensive history traces the development of mathematical ideas and the careers of the mathematicians responsible for them. Originally published in 1972, it is now available as a three volume paperback edition. 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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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

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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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