By Morris Kline

This accomplished historical past lines the improvement of mathematical rules and the careers of the lads liable for them. quantity 1 seems on the discipline's origins in Babylon and Egypt, the production of geometry and trigonometry by means of the Greeks, and the function of arithmetic within the medieval and early smooth classes. quantity 2 makes a speciality of calculus, the increase of research within the nineteenth century, and the quantity theories of Dedekind and Dirichlet. The concluding quantity covers the revival of projective geometry, the emergence of summary algebra, the beginnings of topology, and the effect of Godel on fresh mathematical examine.

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