# A History of Mathematics

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It starts with counting and goes on through the Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks and Ro ...more

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Unfortunately this book is difficult to read in bed as I keep wanting to fetch the quad rule paper and work on math problems as the Babylonians did. So it's slow going.

Oh, base 10; how status quo you have become! What better commentary on norm-shifting than the "fixed" (<-- two syl ...more

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

I've used the book for decades as a welcome reference work.

One of the editions shown on GR warns that familiarity with college level math is recommended for readers. I would take that with a grain of salt. Of course there are some equations, some small amount of rather technical discussion here and there. But it isn't a book ...more

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I know a book like this can't go too in-depth, but an in-depth look into one proof or problem of the greatest minds wouldn't be too much. Euclid's proof of the Pythagorean theorem would have been nice. There are little to no proofs and ...more

A patto che si abbiano:

1- voglia di mettersi a ragionare su un ogni singolo passaggio e capitolo:

2- un minimo di interesse per la storia, per la matematica e per la storia della matematica:

3- conoscenze di aritmetica e algebra abbastanza elevate.

Nel mio caso, i tre requisiti sono soddisfatti. Cio' che manca e' il tempo e quindi la lettura pro

...moreA patto che si abbiano:

1- voglia di mettersi a ragionare su un ogni singolo passaggio e capitolo:

2- un minimo di interesse per la storia, per la matematica e per la storia della matematica:

3- conoscenze di aritmetica e algebra abbastanza elevate.

Nel mio caso, i tre requisiti sono soddisfatti. Cio' che manca e' il tempo e quindi la lettura pro

...moreHo trovato interessante notare la strana sequenza che ha seguito lo sviluppo della matematica, per certi versi l'inverso di quella che viene spiegata oggi (interi, reali, limiti, derivate, integrali).

Piccola ma pure sempre rilevante la parte dedi ...more

a pleasure to read and share with the backstage details

of math thinkers and their lives and motives

brings math down to reality and yet celebrates

the imagination and creative of so many thinkers

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