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A Short Account of the History of Mathematics
A Short Account of the History of Mathematics W. W. Rouse Ball 1402711263 9781402711268 Aristotle, Galileo, Kepler, Newton -- you know the names, heres the book that will tell you what they really did. It covers in detail the hist
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A Short Account of the History of Mathematics by W. W. Rouse Ball

Aristotle, Galileo, Kepler, Newton -- you know the names, heres the book that will tell you what they really did. It covers in detail the historical development of mathematics and includes the early major theorists and their discoveries. The basis of arithmetic starts with the ancient Greeks, including Plato and the introduction of geometry in the method of analysis. The use of Arabic numerals brought math lightyears into the future, and was critical in the development of both commerce and science. The introduction of calculus helped make space travel possible, while the abacus was the precursor of the calculator. There is Leonardo da Vinci, whose fame as an artist has overshadowed his achievements as a mathematician; Pascal, who laid down the principles of the theory of probabilities; and Fermat and his intriguing theorem. Without these pioneers, our lives would be very different, because the growth of our society is interwoven with that of mathematics. And this is how it began. Book jacket.

Author: W. W. Rouse Ball

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 544

Publisher: Main Street

Publication Date: 2003-12-31

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ISBN: 1402711263


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