A History of Mathematics


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Author  Florian Cajori
Publisher  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date   March 16, 2013
ISBN  1482775387
Pages  516

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Mathematics is the driving force behind modern science. In the History of Math, Florian Cajori reveals the personalities behind the calculations from Newton to the present day. How do these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world? Follow the history of Mathemtics fom ancient Babylon and Eygpt to the Greeks where we discover geometry and Pythagoras' famous theorem the off to Rome. Next stop the middle ages fromthe perspective of the arabs and Europeans. Then discover the history of modern Europe and math through recnt times. Syntheic Geometry, Analytical Geometry, Algebra, Modern Day Analysis, Theory of Functions, Theory of Numbers and Applied Mathematics. Florian Cajori is one of the most celebrated historians of mathematics. An increased interest in the history of the exact sciences manifested in recent years by teachers everywhere, and the attention given to historical inquiry in the mathematical class-rooms and seminaries of our leading universities, cause me to believe that a brief general History of Mathematics will be found acceptable to teachers and students. The pages treating necessarily in a very condensed form of the progress made during the present century, are put forth with great disodence, although I have spent much time in the effort to render them accurate and reasonably complete. FLORIAN CAJORI.

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