A History of Mathematics, Third Edition, provides students with a solid background in the history of mathematics and focuses on the most important topics for today’s elementary, high school, and college curricula. Students will gain a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts in their historical context, and future teachers will find this book a valuable resource in developing lesson plans based on the history of each topic.
This book is ideal for a junior or senior level course in the history of mathematics for mathematics majors intending to become teachers.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Key Message: A History of Mathematics, Third Edition, provides a solid background in the history of mathematics, helping readers gain a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts in their historical context. This book's global perspective covers how contributions from Chinese, Indian, and Islamic mathematicians shaped our modern understanding of mathematics. This book also includes discussions of important historical textbooks and primary sources to help readers further understand the development of modern mathematics.
Key Topics: Ancient Mathematics: Egypt and Mesopotamia, The Beginnings of Mathematics in Greece, Euclid, Archimedes and Apollonius, Mathematical Methods in Hellenistic Times, The Final Chapter of Greek Mathematics;Medieval Mathematics: Ancient and Medieval China, Ancient and Medieval India, The Mathematics of Islam, Medieval Europe, Mathematics Elsewhere;Early Modern Mathematics: Algebra in the Renaissance, Mathematical Methods in the Renaissance, Geometry, Algebra and Probability in the Seventeenth Century, The Beginnings of Calculus, Newton and Leibniz;Modern Mathematics: Analysis in the Eighteenth Century, Probability and Statistics in the Eighteenth Century, Algebra and Number Theory in the Eighteenth Century, Geometry in the Eighteenth Century, Algebra and Number Theory in the Nineteenth Century, Analysis in the Nineteenth Century, Probability and Statistics in the Nineteenth Century, Geometry in the Nineteenth Century, Aspects of the Twentieth Century
Market: For all readers interested in the history of mathematics.About the Author:
Victor J. Katz received his PhD in mathematics from Brandeis University in 1968 and has been Professor of Mathematics at the University of the District of Columbia for many years. He has long been interested in the history of mathematics and, in particular, in its use in teaching. He is the editor of The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India and Islam: A Sourcebook (2007). He has edited or co-edited two recent books dealing with this subject, Learn from the Masters (1994) and Using History to Teach Mathematics (2000). Dr. Katz also co-edited a collection of historical articles taken from MAA journals of the past 90 years, Sherlock Holmes in Babylon and other Tales of Mathematical History. He has directed two NSF-sponsored projects to help college teachers learn the history of mathematics and learn to use it in teaching. Dr. Katz has also involved secondary school teachers in writing materials using history in the teaching of various topics in the high school curriculum. These materials, Historical Modules for the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, have now been published by the MAA. Currently, Dr. Katz is the PI on an NSF grant to the MAA that supports Convergence, an online magazine devoted to the history of mathematics and its use in teaching.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description White Plains, New York, U.S.A.: Longman Pub Group, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 3rd Edition. Low price guarantee! The book is the brand new international edition textbook with the different ISBN and cover design. The book main content black/white printed in full English as same as the corresponding original US edition. Fast shipments will sent out by DHL/UPS or standard post mail with tracking numbers in one to two working days after the orders confirmed. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12009727150
Book Description White Plains, New York, U.S.A.: Longman Pub Group, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 3rd Edition. **INTERNATIONAL EDITION** Read carefully before purchase: This book is the international edition in mint condition with the different ISBN and book cover design, the major content is printed in full English as same as the original North American edition. The book printed in black and white, generally send in twenty-four hours after the order confirmed. All shipments go through via USPS/UPS/DHL with tracking numbers. Great professional textbook selling experience and expedite shipping service. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8061215315
Book Description Pearson, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110321387007
Book Description Pearson, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0321387007
Book Description Pearson. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0321387007 New US Edition Textbook, Ships with Emailed Tracking from USA. Bookseller Inventory # Z0321387007ZN