A History of Mathematics
The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematics
For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind’s relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat’s Last Theorem and the Poincaré Conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs.
Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincaré and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, A History of Mathematics is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and women who created it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - majackson - LibraryThing
This book is probably a god-send for your average mathematician. But for the average reader, no matter how well versed in mathematics he/she is, this book is too esoteric to be more than occasionally ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keylawk - LibraryThing
Foreword by Isaac Asimov. "As time goes on, nearly every field of human endeavor is marked by changes which can be considered as correction and/or extension. ....But only among the sciences is there ... Read full review