The Norton History of the Mathematical Sciences: The Rainbow of Mathematics
W. W. Norton & Company, 1998 - 817 σελίδες
Beginning with the Babylonian and Egyptian mathematicians of antiquity, Ivor Grattan-Guinness charts the growth of mathematics through its refinement by ancient Greeks and then medieval Arabs, to its systematic development by Europeans from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. The book describes the evolution of arithmetic and geometry, trigonometry and algebra, the interplay between mathematics, physics, and mathematical astronomy, and "new" branches such as probability and statistics, "succeeding masterfully in viewing the history of mathematics from a new perspective".
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LibraryThing ReviewΚριτική χρηστών - mobill76 - LibraryThing
This is just awesome! This is exactly what's missing from textbooks. Oh yeah, you get little blurbs about Descartes and Pascal but this is the whole story. This is what makes mathematics interesting ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
LibraryThing ReviewΚριτική χρηστών - fpagan - LibraryThing
Lengthwise, 800 pages. Subjectwise, covers (the history of) most of the main branches of math. Difficultywise, not hard reading but technical clarity could be better. Placewise, more than 80% Europe. Timewise, more than 50% 1800s, with nothing after "the Great War." Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
Previewing the rainbow
Invisible origins and ancient traditions
from the early Middle
The calculus and its consequences
Analysis and mechanics at centre stage
Institutions and the profession after
The expanding world of algebras