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Author Stedall, Jacqueline A.

Title The history of mathematics : a very short introduction / Jacqueline Stedall.

Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    510.9 STE    Available
Description xvii, 123 p. ; 18 cm.
Series Very short introductions ; 305
Very short introductions; 305.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (113-116) and index.
Contents 1. Mathematics: myth and history; 2. What is mathematics and who is a mathematician?; 3. How are mathematical ideas disseminated?; 4. Learning mathematics; 5. Mathematical livelihoods; 6. Getting inside mathematics; 7. The evolving historiography of mathematics.
Summary In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain.
Subject Mathematics -- History.
ISBN 9780199599684 (pbk.)
0199599688 (pbk.)

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