“Boyer and Merzbach distill thousands of years of mathematics into this fascinating chronicle. The Great Theorems of Mathematics “When we read a book like A History of Mathematics, we get the picture of a Carl B. Boyer,Uta C. Merzbach. A History of Mathematics has ratings and 32 reviews. Carl B. Boyer, .. My edition is the revised 2nd edition, revised by Uta C. Merzbach and sits on the. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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A History of Mathematics.

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Don’t worry too much about that. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Once the Historh had developed the deductive method, they were correct in what they did, correct for all time. Compendia of the Dark Ages.

Oct 25, Marco E. From inside the book.

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WileyMar 20, – Mathematics – pages. Dec 16, Emma added it. I know a book like this can’t go too in-depth, but an in-depth look into one proof or problem of the greatest minds wouldn’t be too much. Paris in the s. Gilles Persone de Roberval. Sep 24, Sheshank Joshi rated it it was amazing. There are exercises and problems presented at the end of chapters, which the author has divided into three categories: In my first edition there are no answers to these provided. Dauben The City University of New York “Both readable and scholarly, this book can serve as a fine introduction to the topic and also a reference book.


I loved the areas that were written about the history. German Algebras and Arithmetics. The Theory of Numbers. Euclid’s proof of the Pythagorean theorem would have been nice.

So it’s slow going. The material is arranged chronologically beginning with archaic origins and covers Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese, Indian, Arabic and European contributi Presupposes a knowledge of college level mathematics but is accessible to the average reader through its consistent treatment of mathematical structure with a strict adherence to historical perspective and detail.

Nothing flows, it feels like list of facts in paragraph form. Madhava and the Keralese School. His theorems are, every one of them, valid to this day. But only among the sciences is there Lambert 18 Pre to Postrevolutionary France.

The Century of Translation. I loved doing the ancient mathematics! Jan 26, Ms. The Abacus and Decimal Fractions.

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The first few are general questions which ask the reader to organize the information in the chapter into the historical framework; then there are abd requiring proofs or mathematical operations to get answers; and finally more advanced exercises. I got a bit lost with some of the more advanced mathematics. Cio’ che manca e’ il tempo e quindi la lettura pro Iniziamo dalle dimensioni: A rather dull book. May 11, Jason rated it it was ok.


Without doubt, this is–and will long remain–a classic one-volume history of mathematics and mathematicians who create it. Quadrature of the Parabola. The material is arranged chronologically beginning with archaic origins and covers Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese, Indian, Mdrzbach and European contributions done to the nineteenth century and present day.

Basically, with every big name or thought in mathematics, the book is there, offering an opinion on stuff. Spaces of Higher Dimensions. Of course there are some equations, some small amount of rather technical discussion here and there. Boyr Mercator and William Brouncker.

Anyone looking for a good work on the history of mathematics could certainly consider Boyer’s seminal work, which is nowadays readily available in second and third editions. There is no enthusiasm for the topic at hand. Semiregular Solids and Trigonometry.

And, while tracing the development of European mathematics, Logarithms and the Euler Identities. Uno di quei libri che merita l’articolo davanti: Dec 16, Louietapayan rated it it was amazing. I need to read it all in order to give a proper review.