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

By: Stedall, Jacqueline A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Very short introductions: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012Description: xvii, 123 p. : ill., facsims. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780199599684; 0199599688.Subject(s): Mathematics -- HistoryDDC classification:
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (113-116) and index.

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