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Mathematics in Civilization

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This lucid presentation examines how mathematics shaped and was shaped by the course of human events. Authors Resnikoff and Wells explore the growth, development and far-reaching applications of trigonometry, navigation, cartography, logarithms, algebra, and calculus through ancient, medieval, post-Renaissance and modern times. Preface. Index. Bibliography. 203 black-and-white figures. 7 tables. 14 photos.

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How mathematics shaped and was shaped by human events. Trigonometry, navigation, cartography, algebra, calculus and related disciplines from ancient Greece through the twentieth century. Bibliography. 203 figures. 7 tables. 14 photos.

Synopsis:

Lucid presentation explores the growth, development, and far-reaching applications of trigonometry, navigation, cartography, logarithms, algebra, and calculus through ancient, medieval, post-Renaissance, and modern times. Third edition, 2015, includes supplement updating the 1985 publication.

Synopsis:

Featuring a new supplement that completely updates the work, this lucid presentation examines how mathematics shaped and was in turn shaped by the course of history. The authors explore the growth, development, and far-reaching applications of trigonometry, navigation, cartography, logarithms, algebra, and calculus through ancient, medieval, post-Renaissance, and modern times.

About the Author

Howard L. Resnikoff taught in the Departments of Psychology, Applied Mathematics, and Computer Science at Harvard University. He was Chairman of the Department of Mathematics at the Unviersity of California, Irvine, and Professor of Mathematics at Rice Unviersity. He was also the founder of Aware, Inc., a mathematical engineering company.

Raymond O. Wells, Jr., is Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of Colorado. He was for many years a member of the Mathematics Department at Rice University.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PART ONE: MATHEMATICS IN ANTIQUITY

  Chapter 1 Number Systems and the Invention of Positional Notation

  Chapter 2 Egyptian Arithmetic

  Chapter 3 Babylonian Algebra

  Chapter 4 Greek Trigonometry: The Introduction of Inequalities and the Measurement of Area

PART TWO: THE ADOLESCENCE OF COMPUTATION

  Chapter 5 Navigation

  Chapter 6 Cartography

  Chapter 7 The Invention of Logarithms

  Chapter 8 The Algebrization of Geometry

PART THREE: THE RISE OF GEOMETRICAL ANALYSIS

  Chapter 9 Infinitesimal Calculus

  Chapter 10 The Calculus and Calculation

  Chapter 11 Differential Geometry

  Chapter 12 Models of the Universe

SUPPLEMENT: TWENTIETH-CENTURY MATHEMATICS

SOLUTIONS TO SELECTED EXERCISES

REFERENCES

TABLES

  Table 1 Common (Briggsian) Logarithms

  Table 2 Natural Logarithms

  Table 3 Exponential Functions

  Table 4 Trigonometrical Functions

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486246741
Author:
Resnikoff, H. L.
Author:
Wells, R. O.
Author:
Resnikoff, H. L.
Author:
Wells, Jr, Raymond O.
Author:
Raymond O. Wells, Jr.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
History of Mathematics
Subject:
Ancient Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Third Edition, Third
Series:
Dover Books on Mathematics
Series Volume:
08485
Publication Date:
20150318
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
How mathematics shaped and was shaped by human events. Trigonometry, navigation, cartography, algebra, calculus and related disciplines from ancient Greece through the twentieth century. Bibliography. 203 figures. 7 tables. 14 photos.
"Synopsis" by , Lucid presentation explores the growth, development, and far-reaching applications of trigonometry, navigation, cartography, logarithms, algebra, and calculus through ancient, medieval, post-Renaissance, and modern times. Third edition, 2015, includes supplement updating the 1985 publication.
"Synopsis" by , Featuring a new supplement that completely updates the work, this lucid presentation examines how mathematics shaped and was in turn shaped by the course of history. The authors explore the growth, development, and far-reaching applications of trigonometry, navigation, cartography, logarithms, algebra, and calculus through ancient, medieval, post-Renaissance, and modern times.

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