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Morris Kline (1908–1992)

Author of Mathematics for the Nonmathematician

26+ Works 2,753 Members 14 Reviews 5 Favorited

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The late Morris Kline was Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, where he directed the Division of Electromagnetic Research for twenty years

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The World of Mathematics, Volume 1 (1956) — Contributor — 125 copies
Is Mathematics Inevitable? (2008) — Contributor — 14 copies

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The chapters on historical development are great. Math is so often presented as a fait accompli, it's nice to be reminded that it has a messy, non-linear history, just like every other human endeavor. The latter chapters on the state of math research as Kline saw it in the late 70s were tedious.
 
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encephalical | 3 other reviews | Jan 10, 2020 |
Very good for learning, but I need more practice. Especially in Integration by Parts and Partial Differentiation.

I only got up to Calculus II in school, but I did enjoy this regardless.

Through a second reading, I can say that I really like the practical approach taken for this book. One chapter will introduce a concept and the next chapter will apply it to a physical situation. The text goes from the introduction to functions and limits to partial differentiation.
 
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