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Mathematics in Civilizationby H L Resnikoff
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments: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 farreaching applications of trigonometry, navigation, cartography, logarithms, algebra, and calculus through ancient, medieval, postRenaissance and modern times. Preface. Index. Bibliography. 203 blackandwhite figures. 7 tables. 14 photos. Synopsis: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 farreaching applications of trigonometry, navigation, cartography, logarithms, algebra, and calculus through ancient, medieval, postRenaissance, 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 farreaching applications of trigonometry, navigation, cartography, logarithms, algebra, and calculus through ancient, medieval, postRenaissance, and modern times.
About the AuthorHoward 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 ContentsINTRODUCTION
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: TWENTIETHCENTURY 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 What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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