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The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

By Stedall, Jacqueline

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Mathematics is a fundamental human activity that can be practised and understood in a multitude of ways; indeed, mathematical ideas themselves are far from being fixed, but are adapted and changed by their passage across periods and cultures. In this Very Short Introduction, Jacq...ueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day. Arranged thematically, to exemplify the varied contexts in which people have learned, used, and handed on mathematics, she also includes 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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ISBN 9780199599684
Released NZ 6 Mar 2012
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
Series Very Short Introductions
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780199599684
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 6 Mar 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Stedall, Jacqueline
Series Very Short Introductions
Category History of Mathematics
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 115mm
Height: 173mm
Spine: 8mm
Dewey Code 510.9
Weight 114g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Mathematics - History
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade