“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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Measurement of the Circle. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As well as collecting mathematical objects at the Smithsonian, she also collected interviews with many of the pioneers of computing. ,erzbach by Carl B. The material is arranged chronologically beginning with archaic origins and covers Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese, Indian, Arabic and European contributi Presupposes a knowledge of college level mathematics but is accessible to the average reader through its consistent treatment of mathematical structure with a strict adherence to historical perspective and detail.

A history of mathematics Carl B. WileyMar 20, – Mathematics – pages. Reception of the Disquisitiones Arithmeticae.

I admit, I have not read the entire thing, but I made a good-faith effort and have read over pages to date. I got a bit lost with some of the more advanced mathematics. Dec 29, Ginger Heskett marked it as to-read.


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British Algebra and the Operational Calculus of Functions. On the Equilibriums of Planes. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Anyone looking for a good fo on the history of mathematics could certainly consider Boyer’s seminal work, which is nowadays readily available in second and third editions.

Nasir al Din al Tusi. On Conoids and Spheroids.

The Theory of Numbers. Merzbach joined the Smithsonian as an associate curator inand served there until in the National Museum of American History. There are exercises and problems presented at the end of chapters, which the author has divided into three categories: I think that counts as reading it. This literally took me a whole year to read this book! I registered a book at BookCrossing. There are revised references and bibliographies and revised and expanded chapters on the nineteeth and twentieth centuries.

Dec 03, Jason Leary rated it liked it. Dalle origini del concetto di numero fino a Bourbaki. Cio’ che manca e’ il tempo e quindi la mathematice procede giocoforza a rilento.

I think this kind of book is important. Just a marvelous story of thought development over thousands of years.

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Ma non bisognapreoccuparsi, perche’ la lettura scorre via molto ma molto veloce. Views Read Edit View history. From inside the book. Mar 03, Faisal marked it as to-read. German Algebras and Arithmetics. Dec 13, Glenn Proven rated it liked it. Euclid’s proof historg the Pythagorean theorem would have been nice.

The End of Alexandrian Dominance. Learning in the Thirteenth Century.


The Nazi government closed the association in June ; they arrested the family, along with other leading members of the association, and sent them to the Theresienstadt concentration camp on August 4, BoyerUta Merzbach Limited preview – The upside is, makes me want to look into the archaeology of math, and if there isn’t such a field already, one should invent it.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I loved the areas that were written about the history. In my first edition there are no answers to these provided. The Committee on Weights and Measures. I think that there must be other history of math books that are more interesting and engaging than this book. IL Boyer, il libro hisstory per chiunque si voglia avvicinare alla Storia della Matematica. Mathematical knowledge up to and including differential and integral calculus helps!

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An index is at book’s end. A rather dull book. The House of Wisdom. Foreword by Isaac Asimov. For instance, it shows that certain theorems were known to the oriental nations like China and India, and that a lot of things had to be rediscovered after the whole rigmarole with the fall of empires and nations and the destruction of ancient repositories of knowledge.