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April 1997



This gently guided, profusely illustrated Grand Tour of the world mathematics takes the reader on a long and fascinating journey - from the dual invention of numbers and language, through the primary realms of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, to the final destination of differential equations, with excursions into symbolic logic, set theory, topology, fractals, probability, and assorted other mathematical byways. Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers is unique among popular books on mathematics in combining an engaging, easy-to-read history of the subject with a comprehensive mathematical survey text. Intended, in the author's words, "for the benefit of those who never studied the subject, those who think they have forgotten what they once learned, and those with a sincere desire for more knowledge", it links mathematics to the humanities, linguistics, the natural sciences, and technology.


Jan Gullberg is a practicing general surgeon. A native of Sweden, he is well known there for his writings on various scientific and medical topics. He now lives and works in Mosjoen, Norway. Peter Hilton was a British mathematician, noted for his contributions to homotopy theory and for code-breaking during the Second World War.
EAN: 9780393040029
ISBN: 039304002X
Untertitel: From the Birth of Numbers. Over 1000 technical illustrations and cartoons and drawings. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: WW Norton & Co
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1997
Seitenanzahl: 1128 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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