A History of MathematicsBook - 2011
For more than forty years, this book has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind's relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Poincare conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs. Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincaré and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, this book is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and women who created it.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2011.
Edition: 3rd ed.
Branch Call Number: 510.9 Merzbach
Characteristics: xx, 668 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.