A Short Account of the History of Mathematics
by W. W. Rouse Ball
Publisher: Dover Publications 1960
Number of pages: 466
This is the classic resource on the history of mathematics providing a deeper understanding of the subject and how it has impacted our culture, all in one essential volume. From the early Greek influences to the middle ages and the renaissance to the end of the 19th-century, trace the fascinating foundation of mathematics as it developed through the ages.
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by Karl Fink - Open Court Publishing Company
The book 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 to review connectedly points for the most part long familiar to him.
by Steven G. Krantz - Mathematical Association of America
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.
by John C. Sparks - AuthorHouse
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.
by Thomas Little Heath
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.