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Evolution of Mathematical Concepts: An Elementary Study (Dover Books on Mathematics)

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Accessible to students and relevant to specialists, this remarkable book by a prominent educator offers a unique perspective on the evolutionary development of mathematics. Rather than conducting a survey of the history or philosophy of mathematics, Raymond L. Wilder envisions mathematics as a broad cultural phenomenon. His treatment examines and illustrates how such concepts as number and length were affected by historic and social events.

Starting with a brief consideration of preliminary notions, this study explores the early evolution of numbers, the evolution of geometry, and the conquest of the infinite as embodied by real numbers. A detailed look at the processes of evolution concludes with an examination of the evolutionary aspects of modern mathematics.

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Rather than a survey of the history or philosophy of modern mathematics, this treatment envisions mathematics as a broad cultural phenomenon, examining historic and social influences on such concepts as number and length. 1973 edition.

Synopsis:

A prominent educator offers a unique exploration on the evolutionary development of modern mathematics. Rather than conducting a survey of the history or philosophy of mathematics, the author envisions mathematics as a broad cultural phenomenon. His treatment examines and illustrates how such concepts as number and length were affected by historic and social events. 1973 edition.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Preliminary Notions
2. Early Evolution of Number
3. Evolution of Geometry
4. The Real Numbers: Conquest of the Infinite
5. The Processes of Evolution
6. Evolutionary Aspects of Modern Mathematics
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486490618
Author:
Wilder, Raymond L.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Mathematics
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in

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Rather than a survey of the history or philosophy of modern mathematics, this treatment envisions mathematics as a broad cultural phenomenon, examining historic and social influences on such concepts as number and length. 1973 edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
A prominent educator offers a unique exploration on the evolutionary development of modern mathematics. Rather than conducting a survey of the history or philosophy of mathematics, the author envisions mathematics as a broad cultural phenomenon. His treatment examines and illustrates how such concepts as number and length were affected by historic and social events. 1973 edition.
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