Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others

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Courier Dover Publications, 20. mar. 2019 - 272 strani
"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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Great 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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History in the Mathematics Classroom
1
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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William P. Berlinghoff received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Wesleyan University and was a Professor of Mathematics at Southern Connecticut State University and a Visiting Professor at Colby College.
Fernando Q. Gouvea received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and is the Carter Professor of Mathematics at Colby College.

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