Mathematical thought from ancient to modern times

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Oxford University Press, 1972 - Mathematics - 1238 pages
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The major creations and developments in mathematics from the beginnings in Babylonia and Egypt through the first few decades of the twentieth century are presented with clarity and precision in this comprehensive historical study.

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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

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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

Contents

Mathematics in Mesopotamia
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Background 15 2 The Arithmetic 16 3 Algebra and Geometry 18 4 Egyptian
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Background 24 2 The General Sources 25 3 The Major Schools of the Classical
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About the author (1972)

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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