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Who Gave You the Epsilon?: And Other Tales of Mathematical History

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This book picks up the history of mathematics from where Sherlock Holmes in Babylon left it. The 40 articles of Who Gave You the Epsilon? continue the story of the development of mathematics into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The articles have all been published in the Mathematical Association of America journals and are in many cases written by distinguished mat ...more
Hardcover, 439 pages
Published March 31st 2009 by Mathematical Association of America (MAA) (first published 2009)
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Charles
Dec 31, 2014 Charles rated it it was amazing
The first segment of the title of this book is the title of the first paper and not an indication of the general theme of the book. All papers are reprints of those that appeared in MAA publications, some first appearing over a century ago. The subject matter is history, some of the papers deal with the development of an idea, some are a brief explanation of the life of a mathematician and others are about how a specific person approached and developed an idea.
The mathematical topics are broad;
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