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Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers

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This extraordinary work takes the reader on a long and fascinating journey--from the dual invention of numbers and language, through the major realms of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, to the final destination of differential equations, with excursions into mathematical logic, set theory, topology, fractals, probability, and assorted other mathematical byways. The book is unique among popular books on mathematics in combining an engaging, easy-to-read history of the subject with a comprehensive mathematical survey text. Intended, in the author's words, "for the benefit of those who never studied the subject, those who think they have forgotten what they once learned, or those with a sincere desire for more knowledge," it links mathematics to the humanities, linguistics, the natural sciences, and technology. Contains more than 1000 original technical illustrations, a multitude of reproductions from mathematical classics and other relevant works, and a generous sprinkling of humorous asides, ranging from limericks and tall stories to cartoons and decorative drawings.

Review:

"The book is an enthusiastic and utterly amazing popularization that promises to be in print for decades." Scientific American

Synopsis:

A gently guided, profusely illustrated Grand Tour of the world of mathematics.

Synopsis:

This wide-ranging survey looks at the history of mathematics from the invention of numbers and language, through the realms of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus, to mathematical logic, set theory, topology, fractals and probability, and onwards to differential equations.

About the Author

Jan Gullbergis a practicing general surgeon. A native of Sweden, he is well known there for his writings on various scientific and medical topics. He now lives and works in Mosjen, Norway.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393040029
Subtitle:
From the Birth of Numbers
Foreword:
Hilton, Peter
Author:
Gullberg, Jan
Author:
Hilton, Peter
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Recreations & Games
Subject:
Mathematical recreations
Subject:
Mathâematiques
Subject:
Mathematics-Educational
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
O
Publication Date:
19970317
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Over 1000 technical illustrations and ca
Pages:
1128
Dimensions:
10.3 x 7.5 x 2.3 in 4.695 lb

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Product details 1128 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393040029 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The book is an enthusiastic and utterly amazing popularization that promises to be in print for decades."
"Synopsis" by , A gently guided, profusely illustrated Grand Tour of the world of mathematics.
"Synopsis" by , This wide-ranging survey looks at the history of mathematics from the invention of numbers and language, through the realms of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus, to mathematical logic, set theory, topology, fractals and probability, and onwards to differential equations.
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