Fontana History of the Mathematical Sciences (Fontana history of science)

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This is an exploration of the development of mathematics, from the ancient to the modern world. It covers all the major aspects of the discipline - early geometry, the growth of calculus and mechanics, the development of algebra, and the interplay between mathematics and modern physics.

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'Brilliant: a most impressive scientific work [bearing] three remarkable assets: the work leads from the beginning of human history to the middle of the twentieth century and through all fields of mathematics including its applications. Stylistically, it combines the content of an encyclopaedia with the chronology of narrative. Finally, the work is based on an impressive use of critically analyzed literature One secures instruction and insight in equal measure, and is shown the interrelation of all the historical developments in mathematics.' PROFESSOR HANS WUSSING, University of Leipzig. 'A useful book to have around for those seriously interested in the development of mathematics.' New Scientist

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