An Introduction to Mathematics

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Oxford University Press, 1958 - Law - 191 pages
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This distinguished little book offers a brisk introduction to a series of mathematical concepts, a history of their development, and a concise summary of how today's reader may use them.

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Contents

The Abstract Nature of Mathemat1cs
1
Var1ables
14
Dynam1cs
39
General1zat1ons of Number
49
Imag1nary Numbers
61
Imag1nary Numbers continued
72
Coord1nate Geometry
81
Con1c Sect1ons 93
121
Tr1gonometry 128
162
Geometry
176
Quant1ty
189
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About the author (1958)


Alfred North Whitehead, British mathematician and philosopher, died in 1947. He is the author of many books, and is the co-author, with Bertrand Russell, of the monumental Principia Mathematica.

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