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Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern…

Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times, Vol 1

by Morris Kline

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Definitely reading part 2. A very riveting account of exactly the title. All the anecdotes, the myths, the stories, the hard facts, personalities, rivalries, everything. Oh, and math! It's refreshing to read elementary math woven seamlessly into the text. He doesn't shy away from it like most. Wonderful for the math literate, charming and coherent even for the rest. ( )
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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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