A history of mathematics
Presupposes a knowledge of college level mathematics but is accessible to the average reader through its consistent treatment of mathematical structure with a strict adherence to historical perspective and detail. The material is arranged chronologically beginning with archaic origins and covers Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese, Indian, Arabic and European contributions done to the nineteenth century and present day. There are revised references and bibliographies and revised and expanded chapters on the nineteeth and twentieth centuries.
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al-Khwarizmi algebra Almagest analysis analytic geometry ancient angle Apollonius appeared applied Arabic Archimedean Archimedes arithmetic Arithmetica astronomy Babylonian Bernoulli Brahmagupta calculus Cauchy century chord circle coefficients cone conic sections construction contributions coordinates cube cubic equation curve cycloid decimal Desargues Descartes diameter differential Diophantus discovery earlier Egyptian Elements ellipse equal equivalent Euclid Euler example Fermat formula fractions function Galileo Gauss given Greek Greek mathematics hence Hindu history of mathematics hyperbola inscribed integral intersection known later Latin Leibniz line segment logarithms math mathematicians medieval method modern Monge multiplication Newton notation Oresme Pappus parabola Pascal plane problems proof propositions Ptolemy published Pythagorean quadratic equations quadrature radius ratio real number rectangle Regiomontanus result roots sexagesimal sides solution solved sphere square straight line symbols tangent theorem theory of numbers Torricelli translation treatise triangle trigonometry Viete Wallis wrote