“Boyer and Merzbach distill thousands of years of mathematics into this fascinating chronicle. The Great Theorems of Mathematics “When we read a book like A History of Mathematics, we get the picture of a Carl B. Boyer,Uta C. Merzbach. A History of Mathematics has ratings and 32 reviews. Carl B. Boyer, .. My edition is the revised 2nd edition, revised by Uta C. Merzbach and sits on the. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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A History of Mathematics

Michel Rolle and Pierre Varignon. I need to read it all in order to give a proper review. Very well written, and readable with the history not taking a back seat to the mathematics. Bell’s book, Men of Mathematics. The upside is, makes me want to look into the archaeology of math, and if there isn’t such a field already, boye should invent it.

There are little to no proofs and this really disappointed me. Klicken Sie auf 2. Refresh and try again. The s and World War II. Numbers and Fractions; Sexagesimals. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Merzbach Limited preview – Oct 04, Wayne Arnold rated it really liked it. Mathematical Physics in Germany. A History of Mathematics. In my first edition there are carrl answers to these provided. Libro altamente consigliato, da leggere con calma, magari per hobby come faccio io. From the Greeks to Godel, the mathematics is brilliant; the cast of characters is distinguished; the ebb and flow of ideas is everywhere evident. One of the editions mathemayics on GR warns that familiarity with college level math is recommended for readers.


Feb 13, Susan Mazur Stommen rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nov 09, Anittah marked it as to-read Recommends it for: The Abacus and Decimal Fractions.

Un’opera colossale sui progressi della matematica. The mathematics are used to support the history. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A feature that will be of interest to every reader is an appendix containing an extensive chronological table of mathematical and general historical developments. Nicolaus Mercator and William Brouncker. The Era and the Sources. Learning in the Thirteenth Century. And, while tracing the development of European mathematics, Once the Greeks had developed the deductive method, they were correct in what they did, correct for all time.

Decline of Medieval Learning. Updated and expanded, it now offers broadened coverage of twentieth century advances in probability and computers, and updated references to further reading.

My husband bought this book as a Christmas present for me, and I felt obligated to read it. Throughout the book, it covers quadratics and how the ancients thought of them and goes on through the founding of Calculus and Analysis. Most of the stuff is priority of discovery, which is a huge thing to mathematicians.


I will let you know when I finish Preface to the Third Edition.

Boyer is a classic text and I cannot bestow on it any new praise. I know it is old, but I’ve read older math books that were far more merzbacch.

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Interesting but tough to just sit down and enjoy. Sie sind bereits eingeloggt. To ask other readers questions about A History of Mathematicsplease sign up. Those without a math background can enjoy this quite well, but the more math background the better. Differential Geometry and Tensor Analysis. May 11, Jason rated it it was ok. I’ve used the book for decades as a welcome reference work. Return to Book Page. Every night I would read a couple of pages. Worth reading atleast twice.