The Birth of Mathematics: Ancient Times To 1300

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Infobase Publishing, 2006 - Mathematicians - 148 pages
From 700 BCE to CE 1300, thousands of scholars from many different civilizations introduced mathematical ideas that established the foundations of arithmetic, number theory, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as the r.
 

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The purpose of this book is to provide a history of mathematics up until 1300 and it achieves this goal. Although the book can be dry at points, does not contain many pictures and is printed in black ... Read full review

Contents

1 Thales of Miletus
1
2 Pythagoras of Samos
14
3 Euclid of Alexandria
29
4 Archimedes of Syracuse
43
5 Hypatia of Alexandria
57
6 Aryabhata I
67
7 Brahmagupta
79
8 Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn Musa alKhwarizmı
92
9 Omar Khayyam
104
10 Leonardo Fibonacci
117
Glossary
129
Further Reading
139
Associations
144
Index
145
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