A History of Mathematics by Carl B. Boyer

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The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematics

For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind’s relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat’s Last Theorem and the Poincaré Conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs.Distills thousands of years of mathematics into a single, approachable volumeCovers mathematical discoveries, concepts, and thinkers, from Ancient Egypt to the presentIncludes up-to-date references and an extensive chronological table of mathematical and general historical developments.

Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincaré and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, A History of Mathematics is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and women who created it.

 

About Carl B. Boyer

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Uta C. Merzbach is Curator Emeritus of Mathematics at the Smithsonian Institution and Director of the LHM InstituteThe late Carl B. Boyer was a professor of Mathematics at Brooklyn College and the author of several classic works on the history of mathematics.
 
Published January 25, 2011 by Wiley. 691 pages
Genres: Science & Math, History. Non-fiction

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