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Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date October 1, 1997
Pages 1093
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393040029
ISBN-10 039304002X
Dimensions 2 by 7.50 by 10.25 in.
Weight 4.80 lbs.
Original list price $65.00
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Summary
Traces the history of mathematics and numeration, and reviews symbolic logic, set theory, series, equations, functions, geometry, trigonometry, vector analysis, fractals, matrices, calculus, probability theory, and differential equations (view table of contents)
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A gently guided, profusely illustrated Grand Tour of the world of mathematics.

This extraordinary work takes the reader on a long and fascinating journey--from the dual invention of numbers and language, through the major realms of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, to the final destination of differential equations, with excursions into mathematical logic, set theory, topology, fractals, probability, and assorted other mathematical byways. The book is unique among popular books on mathematics in combining an engaging, easy-to-read history of the subject with a comprehensive mathematical survey text. Intended, in the author's words, "for the benefit of those who never studied the subject, those who think they have forgotten what they once learned, or those with a sincere desire for more knowledge," it links mathematics to the humanities, linguistics, the natural sciences, and technology.

Contains more than 1000 original technical illustrations, a multitude of reproductions from mathematical classics and other relevant works, and a generous sprinkling of humorous asides, ranging from limericks and tall stories to cartoons and decorative drawings. Over 1000 technical illustrations and cartoons and drawings

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9780393040029 | details & prices | 1093 pages | 7.50 × 10.25 × 2.00 in. | 4.80 lbs | List price $65.00
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