The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam
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Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam by Victor J. Katz
Book DescriptionIn recent decades it has become obvious that mathematics has always been a worldwide activity. But this is the first book to provide a substantial collection of English translations of key mathematical texts from the five most important ancient and medieval non-Western mathematical cultures, and to put them into full historical and mathematical context. "The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam" gives English readers a firsthand understanding and appreciation of these cultures' important contributions to world mathematics. The five section authors - Annette Imhausen (Egypt), Eleanor Robson (Mesopotamia), Joseph Dauben (China), Kim Plofker (India), and J. Lennart Berggren (Islam) - are experts in their fields. Each author has selected key texts and in many cases provided new translations. The authors have also written substantial section introductions that give an overview of each mathematical culture and explanatory notes that put each selection into context. This authoritative commentary allows readers to understand the sometimes unfamiliar mathematics of these civilizations and the purpose and significance of each text. Addressing a critical gap in the mathematics literature in English, this book is an essential resource for anyone with at least an undergraduate degree in mathematics who wants to learn about non-Western mathematical developments and how they helped shape and enrich world mathematics. The book is also an indispensable guide for mathematics teachers who want to use non-Western mathematical ideas in the classroom.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691114859
(254mm x 178mm x 53mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Victor J. Katz
Victor J. Katz is professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of the District of Columbia. His many books include the textbook, "A History of Mathematics: An Introduction, 2nd ed." (Addison-Wesley). He is the coeditor of "Historical Modules for the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics".
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