Sherlock Holmes in Babylon by Marlow Anderson
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Sherlock Holmes in Babylon
By Marlow Anderson

Sherlock Holmes in Babylon

And Other Tales of Mathematical History

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Sherlock Holmes in Babylon by Marlow Anderson

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Covering a span of almost 4000 years, from the ancient Babylonians to the eighteenth century, this collection chronicles the enormous changes in mathematical thinking over this time, as viewed by distinguished historians of mathematics from the past and the present. Each of the four sections of the book (Ancient Mathematics, Medieval and Renaissance Mathematics, The Seventeenth Century, The Eighteenth Century) is preceded by a Foreword, in which the articles are put into historical context, and followed by an Afterword, in which they are reviewed in the light of current historical scholarship. In more than one case, two articles on the same topic are included, to show how knowledge and views about the topic changed over the years. This book will be enjoyed by anyone interested in mathematics and its history - and in particular by mathematics teachers at secondary, college, and university levels.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780883855461
ISBN-10: 0883855461
Format: Hardback
(265mm x 186mm x 26mm)
Pages: 397
Imprint: Mathematical Association of America
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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