## Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others"This is a beautiful, important book, a pleasure to read, in which the history recounted truly illuminates the mathematical ideas, and the ideas themselves are superbly explained; a wonderful accomplishment." — Barry Mazur, Harvard University " Math Through the Ages is a treasure, one of the best history of math books at its level ever written. Somehow, it manages to stay true to a surprisingly sophisticated story, while respecting the needs of its audience. Its overview of the subject captures most of what one needs to know, and the 30 sketches are small gems of exposition that stimulate further exploration." — Glen Van Brummelen, Quest University Designed for students just beginning their study of the discipline, this concise introductory history of mathematics is supplemented by brief but in-depth sketches of the more important individual topics. Covering such subjects as algebra symbols, negative numbers, the metric system, quadratic equations, and much more, this widely adopted work invites and encourages further study of mathematics. |

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Uporabnikova ocena - TrgLlyLibrarian - LibraryThingGreat overview, not too heavy, and fed to you in short chapters on widely varying topics. It includes some problems and projects to further investigate at the end of each chapter. Great for teachers. This may be inspiring to me for programs or just outreach to people facing math homework. Celotno mnenje

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Sketches | 63 |

Coordinate Geometry | 137 |

Complex Numbers | 143 |

Sine and Cosine | 149 |

The NonEuclidean Geometries | 155 |

Projective Geometry | 161 |

The Start of Probability Theory | 165 |

The Tangent Function | 193 |

Logarithms | 199 |

Conic Sections | 205 |

Irrational Numbers | 211 |

Barely Touching From Tangents to Derivatives | 217 |

What to Read Next | 223 |

Twelve Historical Books You Ought to Read | 226 |

History Online | 228 |

Statistics Becomes a Science | 171 |

Electronic Computers | 177 |

Boolean Algebra | 183 |

Infinity and the Theory of Sets | 187 |

When They Lived | 231 |

Bibliography | 237 |

Index | 251 |

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