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Description - Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times: Volume 1 by Morris Kline

This comprehensive history traces the development of mathematical ideas and the careers of the mathematicians responsible for them. Volume 1 looks at the discipline's origins in Babylon and Egypt, the creation of geometry and trigonometry by the Greeks, and the role of mathematics in the medieval and early modern periods. Volume 2 focuses on calculus, the rise of analysis in the 19th century, and the number theories of Dedekind and Dirichlet. The concluding volume covers the revival of projective geometry, the emergence of abstract algebra, the beginnings of topology, and the influence of Godel on recent mathematical study.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195061352
ISBN-10: 0195061357
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 147mm x 19mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Morris Kline

Morris Kline is author of Mathematics The Loss of Certainty & Mathematics in Western Culture

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