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Published by Macmillan and Co., limited, The Macmillan Company in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mathematics -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby W.W. Rouse Ball.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQA21 .B18
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv p., 1 ¾., 527 p.
Number of Pages527
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15035156M
LC Control Number02021426

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7. Euclid’s Elements and its role in the history of Mathematics 8. Archimedes, Eratosthenes 9. Curves in the Greek Geometry, Apollonius the Great Geometer Trigonometry and astronomy: Hipparchus and Ptolemy Mathematics in the late Hellenistic period Mathematics in China and India Mathematics of Islamic Middle East. A Short Account of the History of Mathematics This is the classic resource on the history of math providing a deeper understanding of the subject and how it has impacted our culture, all in one essential volume. The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Short Account of the History of Mathematics, by W. W. Rouse Ball This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at What this book is not is a short introduction to major events in the history of mathematics. What it IS is a short introduction to larger themes and issues related to the study of mathematics throughout history. I use this book as a supplemental reading in my university History of Mathematics course/5(14).