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# History of Mathematics

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**Archimedes**

by **Thomas Little Heath** , **1920**

History and tradition know Archimedes almost exclusively as the inventor of a number of ingenious mechanical appliances. Few have any acquaintance with the details of the original discoveries in mathematics of the greatest mathematician of antiquity.

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**A History of Greek Mathematics**

by **Thomas Little Heath** - **Clarendon Press** , **1921**

It is the author's confident hope that this book will give a fresh interest to the story of Greek mathematics in the eyes both of mathematicians and of classical scholars. Greek mathematics reveals an important aspect of the Greek genius.

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**An Episodic History of Mathematics**

by **Steven G. Krantz** - **Mathematical Association of America** , **2006**

A series of snapshots of the history of mathematics from ancient times to the twentieth century. The intent is to give the reader a sense of mathematical culture and history. The book abounds with stories, and personalities play a strong role.

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**Men of Mathematics**

by **E.T. Bell** - **Archive.org** , **1937**

Nature Professor E. T. Bell has written a fascinating book. The amount of biographical details and of mathematics that he has compressed into a volume of 600 pages is extraordinary ... he carries the reader along; he whets the appetite.

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**The Story of Euclid**

by **W. B. Frankland** - **George Newnes** , **1902**

Euclid was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the 'Father of Geometry'. His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of mathematics, serving as the main textbook for teaching mathematics until the early 20th century.

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**Vedic Mathematics**

by **W. B. Kandasamy, F. Smarandache** - **Automaton** , **2006**

In traditional Hinduism, the Vedas are considered divine in origin and are assumed to be revelations from God. In this book the authors probe into Vedic Mathematics and explore if it is really Vedic in origin or Mathematics in content.

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**A Short Account of the History of Mathematics**

by **W. W. Rouse Ball** - **Dover Publications** , **1960**

This is the classic resource on the history of mathematics providing a deeper understanding of the subject and how it has impacted our culture. From the early Greek influences to the middle ages and the renaissance to the end of the 19th-century.

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**A History of Mathematics**

by **Florian Cajori** - **The MacMillan Company** , **1909**

The history of mathematics is important as a valuable contribution to the history of civilization. Human progress is closely identified with scientific thought. Mathematical and physical researches are a reliable record of intellectual progress.

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**Ten British Mathematicians**

by **Alexander Macfarlane** , **1916**

Ten British mathematicians: George Peacock, Augustus De Morgan, Sir William Rowan Hamilton, George Boole, Arthur Cayley, William Kingdon Clifford, Henry John Stephen Smith, James Joseph Sylvester, Thomas Penyngton Kirkman, Isaac Todhunter.

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**History of Modern Mathematics**

by **David Eugene Smith** - **Columbia University** , **1906**

This is an outline of the prominent movements in mathematics, presenting a few of the leading names, and calling attention to some of the bibliography of the subject. In these pages the term Mathematics will be limited to the domain of pure science.

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**Lectures on the History of Mathematics**

by **G. Donald Allen** - **Texas A&M University** , **2003**

Exploring the concepts, ideas, and results of mathematics is a fascinating topic. In this course you will see firsthand many of the results that have made what mathematics is today and meet the mathematicians that created them.

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**The Pythagorean Theorem: Crown Jewel of Mathematics**

by **John C. Sparks** - **AuthorHouse** , **2008**

The book chronologically traces the Pythagorean theorem from the beginning, through 4000 years of Pythagorean proofs. The text presents some classic puzzles, amusements, and applications. An epilogue summarizes the importance of the theorem.

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**A Century of Mathematics in America**

by **Peter Duren, Richard A. Askey** - **American Mathematical Society** , **1988**

In 100 years the American mathematical community has grown to an influential group that sets the standard for the rest of the world. This book in three volumes depicts the political and mathematical forces that have shaped the AMS in the past century.

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**A History Of The Mathematical Theory Of Probability**

by **I. Todhunter** - **Kessinger Publishing, LLC** , **2007**

History of the probability theory from the time of Pascal to that of Laplace (1865). Todhunter gave a close account of the difficulties involved and the solutions offered by each investigator. His studies were thorough and fully documented.

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**A History of the Progress of the Calculus of Variations during the Nineteenth Century**

by **Isaac Todhunter** - **Adamant Media Corporation** , **2005**

The book traces the progress of the Calculus of Variations during the nineteenth century: Lagrange and and Lacroix, Dirksen and Ohm, Gauss, Poisson, Ostrogradsky, Delaunay, Sarrus, Cauchy, Legendre, Brunacci, and Jacobi.

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