A History of Mathematics

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American Mathematical Soc., 1991 - 524 pagine
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This Fifth Edition (1991) of a book first published in 1893 covers the period from antiquity to the close of World War I, with major emphasis on advanced mathematics and, in particular, the advanced mathematics of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In one concise volume this unique book presents an interesting and reliable account of mathematics history for those who cannot devote themselves to an intensive study. The book is a must for personal and departmental librariesalike.Cajori has mastered the art of incorporating an enormous amount of specific detail into a smooth-flowing narrative. The Index--for example--contains not just the 300 to 400 names one would expect to find, but over 1,600. And, for example, one will not only find John Pell, but will learn who he was and some specifics of what he did (and that the Pell equation was named erroneously after him). In addition, one will come across Anna J. Pell and learn of her work on biorthogonal systems; one willfind not only H. Lebesgue but the not unimportant (even if not major) V.A. Lebesgue. Of the Bernoullis one will find not three or four but all eight. One will find R. Sturm as well as C. Sturm; M. Ricci as well as G. Ricci; V. Riccati as well as J.F. Riccati; Wolfgang Bolyai as well as J. Bolyai; themathematician Martin Ohm as well as the physicist G.S. Ohm; M. Riesz as well as F. Riesz; H.G. Grassmann as well as H. Grassmann; H.P. Babbage who continued the work of his father C. Babbage; R. Fuchs as well as the more famous L. Fuchs; A. Quetelet as well as L.A.J. Quetelet; P.M. Hahn and Hans Hahn; E. Blaschke and W. Blaschke; J. Picard as well as the more famous C.E. Picard; B. Pascal (of course) and also Ernesto Pascal and Etienne Pascal; and the historically important V.J. Bouniakovskiand W.A. Steklov, seldom mentioned at the time outside the Soviet literature.
  

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THE BABYLONIANS
1
THE EGYPTIANS
9
THE GREEKS
15
Greek Arithmetic and Algebra
52
THE ROMANS
63
THE MAYA
69
THE CHINESE
71
THE JAPANESE
78
Vieta to Descartes
145
Descartes to Newton
173
Newton to Euler
190
Euler Lagrange and Laplace
231
THE NINETEENTH AND EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURIES
278
Synthetic Geometry
286
Analytic Geometry
309
Algebra
329

THE HINDUS
83
THE ARABS
99
EUROPE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES
113
Translation of Arabic Manuscripts
118
The First Awakening and its Sequel
120
EUROPE DURING THE SIXTEENTH SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES
130
Analysis
367
Theory of Functions
411
Theory of Numbers
434
Applied Mathematics
447
EDITORS NOTES
487
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