The Language of Science New edition
By (author) Tobias Dantzig
Number by Tobias Dantzig
Book DescriptionAn eloquent tour de force that reveals how the concept of number evolved from prehistorical times through the 20th century. Tobias Dantzig shows that the development of maths - from the invention of counting to the discovery of infinity - is a profoundly human story that progressed by |trying and erring, by groping and stumbling|. He shows how commerce, war and religion led to advances in maths and he recounts the stories of individuals whose breakthroughs expanded the concept of number and created the mathematics that we know today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780452288119
(203mm x 135mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Tobias Dantzig
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Originally published: New York: Scribner, 1955.
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Author Biography - Tobias Dantzig
Tobias Dantzig was born in Russia, and was taught by Henri Poincare in France before moving the United States. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Indiana, and was a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland. He died in 1956. Joseph Mazur is Professor of Mathematics at Marlboro College, where he has taught a wide range of classes in all areas of mathematics, its history, and philosophy."
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