A Brief History of Mathematics
by Karl Fink
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company 1900
Number of pages: 366
The following history of elementary mathematics is intended to give students of mathematics an historical survey of the elementary parts of this science and to furnish the teacher of the elements opportunity, with little expenditure of time, to review connectedly points for the most part long familiar to him and to utilise them in his teaching in suitable comments.
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