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Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics

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The best-selling author of Advent of the Algorithm and A Tour of the Calculus traces the history of mathematics over the course of 2,500 years, profiling ten important developments and figures in math, including Pythagorus, Euclid, Descartes, Leibniz, and Cantor, among others. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

About the Author

David Berlinski received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and has taught mathematics, philosophy, and English at Stanford, Rutgers, the University of Puget Sound, and the Universit

Table of Contents

Number — Proof — Analytic geometry — The calculus — Complex numbers — Groups — Non-Euclidean geometry — Sets — Incompleteness — The present.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307778178
Subtitle:
A Short History of Mathematics
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Berlinski, David
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Subject:
Mathematics -- Philosophy -- History.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080108
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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