Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | November 10, 2014

    Peter Turchi: IMG Writing as Puzzle



    I loved books, loved stories, loved being read to at an early age and then reading for myself — that's true for most writers. But looking... Continue »
    1. $20.97 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

Mathematics in Civilization

by

Mathematics in Civilization Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Space flight, computers, lasers, and information technology―these are but a few examples of the spectacular growth, development, and far-reaching applications of mathematics. But what of the field's past? Upon which intellectual milestones were the foundations of modern mathematics constructed? How has our comprehension of the physical universe, language, and the nature of thought itself been influenced and informed by the developments of mathematics through the ages?

This lucid presentation examines how mathematics shaped and was shaped by the course of human events. In a format suited to college-level studies as well as popular reading, the book explores trigonometry, navigation, cartography, logarithms, algebra, and calculus through ancient, medieval, post-Renaissance, and modern times. Solutions to problems appear at the end of each chapter, and this edition has been newly expanded to include a supplement on events in mathematics since the 1985 publication of the first Dover edition. Acclaimed by Telegraphic Reviews as "an exceptionally good liberal arts math text," this highly readable treatment makes a technical subject vividly fascinating.

Dover (2015) republication of the edition originally published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., New York, 1973.

See every Dover book in print at

#LINK<www.doverpublications.com>#

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 far-reaching applications of trigonometry, navigation, cartography, logarithms, algebra, and calculus through ancient, medieval, post-Renaissance, and modern times. Third (2015) edition 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.

Synopsis:

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.

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:
Resnikoff, Howard 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:
464
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Advent of the Algorithm: The... Used Hardcover $5.95
  2. Facts on File Dictionary of... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  3. Playing with Infinity
  4. Symmetry and the Monster: The Story... Used Hardcover $8.95
  5. The Mathematics of Games of Strategy
    Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » History

Mathematics in Civilization Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.95 In Stock
Product details 464 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486246741 Reviews:
"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 (2015) edition 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.

"Synopsis" by ,
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.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.