## An Introduction to the History of MathematicsThis classic best-seller by a well-known author introduces mathematics history to math and math education majors. Suggested essay topics and problem studies challenge students. CULTURAL CONNECTIONS sections explain the time and culture in which mathematics developed and evolved. Portraits of mathematicians and material on women in mathematics are of special interest. |

### What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

### Contents

BEFORE THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY | 5 |

ten by Jamie Eves These have been supplied at the request of those earlier | 16 |

Problem Studies | 27 |

Copyright | |

47 other sections not shown

### Common terms and phrases

addition Alexandria algebra ancient angle appears applied approximation Archimedes arithmetic Babylonian base became Book calculus called century circle Collection complete computing conic considered construction contains curve divided draw early Egypt Egyptian Elements Empire equal equation established Euclid's Euclidean example Figure formula four fractions geometry given gives Greek half History important integers interesting Italy known later length mathematician mathematics mean method multiplication natural obtained original pair parallel period places plane polygon positive prime probably problem Problem Study proof proportion Proposition Prove published Pythagorean radius rational regular remarkable represented result roots rule segment Show sides solution solved sphere square Study symbols tablet theorem theory tion translation triangle unit University Press volume writing written York