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The material of this book originally formed part of the Open University course AM289 History of Mathematics. The book deals with the evolution of the concept of "number", with the representation of numbers by words and symbols and with the basic methods of calculation which have developed from ancient times to the present day. These aspects are of considerable general interest and the text is accessible to the general reader including people who are not mathematically inclined.
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Book Description Sheridan House Inc, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0333491319