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The history of mathematical tables

from Sumer to spreadsheets

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mathematics -- Tables -- History.,
  • Mathematics -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by M. Campbell-Kelly ... [et al.].
    ContributionsCampbell-Kelly, Martin.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA47 .H57 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 361 p. :
    Number of Pages361
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3325371M
    ISBN 100198508417
    LC Control Number2004298837
    OCLC/WorldCa52232446

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The first section, Images of Mathematics, addresses the historiographical and philosophical issues involved in determining the meaning of mathematical Edition: 3. Begun in the United States in as a project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), it employed unemployed clerks to tabulate higher mathematical functions, such as exponential functions, logarithms, and trigonometric functions.

These tables were eventually published in a 28 volume set by Columbia University Press. The main Story of Mathematics is supplemented by a List of Important Mathematicians and their achievements, and by an alphabetical Glossary of Mathematical Terms.

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The subject-matter of this book is a historical summary of the development of mathematics, illustrated by the lives and discoveries. Oldschool Formulas book.

It's got everything, some using slightly outdated notation (it varies from course to course anyway). The tables are kind of funny to look at and think of a time when we had to look up Log values. Super handy for any math or engineering student, it has some of the kooky strange geometry stuff you may run by: A brief history of mathematics: From Plato's philosophy of mathematics to modern mysteries.

philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. the idea that we could list them all in a 'periodic table' of mathematics has been abandoned.

Mathematicians instead searched for an equation that. Math's infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this follow-up to the best-selling The Science Book.

Beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers milestones in mathematical history.

A rguably the most famous theorem in all of mathematics, the Pythagorean Theorem has an interesting history. Known to the Chinese and the Babylonians more than a millennium before Pythagoras lived, it is a "natural" result that has captivated mankind for years.

More than proofs are known today. (The diagram to the left is that used by. The History of Mathematics: An Introduction, Sixth Edition, is written for the one- or two-semester math history course taken by juniors or seniors, and covers the history behind the topics typically covered in an undergraduate math curriculum or in elementary schools or high schools/5.

HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS: REFERENCES (mainly books, for the most part in English) TABLE OF CONTENTS A. General Histories 2 B. Source Books, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries 3 C. Biographical Sources 5 D. Bibliographic Sources 15 E. Special Topics and Periods I. Algebra 17 II.

Books shelved as math-history: Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem by Simon Singh, A History of Mathematic.

This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world’s leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and.Explore our list of History of Mathematics Books at Barnes & Noble®.

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Before the modern age and the worldwide spread of knowledge.