The history of mathematics : a very short introduction
By: Stedall, Jacqueline.Material type: BookSeries: Very short introductions: Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, ©2012Description: xvii, 123 p. ; 18 cm. ill.ISBN: 9780199599684.Subject(s): Mathematics -- History
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Includes bibliographical references (113-116) and index.
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.
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.