The History of Mathematics: An Introduction

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The History of Mathematics: An Introduction, Sixth Edition, is written for the one- or two-semester math history course taken by juniors or seniors, and covers the history behind the topics typically covered in an undergraduate math curriculum or in elementary schools or high schools. Elegantly written in David Burton’s imitable prose, this classic text provides rich historical context to the mathematics that undergrad math and math education majors encounter every day. Burton illuminates the people, stories, and social context behind mathematics’ greatest historical advances while maintaining appropriate focus on the mathematical concepts themselves. Its wealth of information, mathematical and historical accuracy, and renowned presentation make The History of Mathematics: An Introduction, Sixth Edition a valuable resource that teachers and students will want as part of a permanent library.

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Book Description McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface 1 Early Number Systems and Symbols 1.1 Primitive Counting A Sense of Number Notches as Tally Marks The Peruvian Quipus: Knots as Numbers 1.2 Number Recording of the Egyptians and Greeks The History of Herodotus Hieroglyphic Representation of Numbers Egyptian Hieratic Numeration The Greek Alphabetic Numeral System 1.3 Number Recording of the Babylonians Babylonian Cuneiform Script Deciphering Cuneiform: Grotefend and Rawlinson The Babylonian Positional Number System Writing in Ancient China 2 Mathematics in Early Civilizations 2.1 The Rhind Papyrus Egyptian Mathematical Papyri A Key To Deciphering: The Rosetta Stone 2.2 Egyptian Arithmetic Early Egyptian Multiplication The Unit Fraction Table Representing Rational Numbers 2.3 Four Problems from the Rhind Papyrus The Method of False Position A Curious Problem Egyptian Mathematics as Applied Arithmetic 2.4 Egyptian Geometry Approximating the Area of a Circle The Volume of a Truncated Pyramid Speculations About the Great Pyramid 2.5 Babylonian Mathematics A Tablet of Reciprocals The Babylonian Treatment of Quadratic Equations Two Characteristic Babylonian Problems 2.6 Plimpton A Tablet Concerning Number Triples Babylonian Use of the Pythagorean Theorem The Cairo Mathematical Papyrus 3 The Beginnings of Greek Mathematics 3.1 The Geometric Discoveries of Thales Greece and the Aegean Area The Dawn of Demonstrative Geometry: Thales of Miletos Measurements Using Geometry 3.2 Pythagorean Mathematics Pythagoras and His Followers Nichomachus'Introductio Arithmeticae The Theory of Figurative Numbers Zeno's Paradox 3.3 The Pythagorean Problem Geometric Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem Early Solutions of the Pythagorean Equation The Crisis of Incommensurable Quantities Theon's Side and Diagonal Numbers Eudoxus of Cnidos 3.4 Three Construction Problems of Antiquity Hippocrates and the Quadrature of the Circle The Duplication of the Cube The Trisection of an Angle 3.5 The Quadratrix of Hippias Rise of the Sophists Hippias of Elis The Grove of Academia: Plato's Academy 4 The Alexandrian School: Euclid 4.1 Euclid and theElements A Center of Learning: The Museum Euclid's Life and Writings 4.2 Euclidean Geometry Euclid's Foundation for Geometry Book I of theElements Euclid's Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem Book II on Geometric Algebra Construction of the Regular Pentagon 4.3 Euclid's Number Theory Euclidean Divisibility Properties The Algorithm of Euclid The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic An Infinity of Primes 4.4 Eratosthenes, the Wise Man of Alexandria The Sieve of Eratosthenes Measurement of the Earth TheAlmagestof Claudius Ptolemy Ptolemy's Geographical Dictionary 4.5 Archimedes The Ancient World's Genius Estimating the Value ofp The Sand-Reckoner Quadrature of a Parabolic Segment Apollonius of Perga: theConics 5 The Twilight of Greek Mathematics: Diophantus 5.1 The Decline of Alexandrian Mathematics The Waning of the Golden Age The Spread of Christianity Constantinople, A Refuge for Greek Learning 5.2The Arithmetica Diophantus's Number Theory Problems from theArithmetica 5.3 Diophantine Equations in Greece, India, and China The Cattle Problem of Archimedes Early Mathematics in India The Chinese Hundred Fowls Problem 5.4 The Later Commentators TheMathematical Collectionof Pappus Hypatia, the First Woman Mathematician Roman Mathematics: Boethius and Cassiodorus 5.5 Mathematics in the Near and Far East The Algebra of al-Khoworizm Ab Kamil and Thobit ibn Qurra Omar Khayyam The Astronomers al-Tusi and al-Karashi The Ancient ChineseNine Chapters Later Chine. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0073051896

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