“Boyer and Merzbach distill thousands of years of mathematics into this fascinating chronicle. The Great Theorems of Mathematics “When we read a book like A History of Mathematics, we get the picture of a Carl B. Boyer,Uta C. Merzbach. A History of Mathematics has ratings and 32 reviews. Carl B. Boyer, .. My edition is the revised 2nd edition, revised by Uta C. Merzbach and sits on the. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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Don’t worry too much about that. Post Riemannian Algebraic Geometry. Of course there are some equations, some small amount of rather technical discussion x and there. Development of Modern Algebraic Concepts from Leibniz to Dedekindcombined mathematics and the history of mathematics; it was jointly supervised by mathematician Garrett Birkhoff and historian of science I.

Purchased near the Penn campus at a lovely used bookstore apparently tended to by a lovely grey-haired couple think: Merzbach and sits on the shelf next to my venerable copy of Bell. Semiregular Solids and Trigonometry.


Richard An ebook version of the most recent edition is available. My edition is the revised 2nd edition, revised by Uta C. I know this was written inbut the ancient and prehistory sections are not as deep or comprehensive as they could be.

Madhava and the Keralese School. This literally took me a whole year to read this book! The Theory of Numbers. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Euclid’s proof of the Pythagorean theorem would have been nice. See 2 questions about A History of Mathematics…. There is no enthusiasm for the topic at hand. But only among the sciences is there Batter and deep fry any subject with a crispy coating of history and I am merabach gal.

Foreword by Isaac Asimov. Boyer WileyMar 20, – Mathematics – pages 7 Reviews https: And, while tracing the development of European mathematics, the authors do not overlook the contributions of Chinese, Indian, and Arabic civilizations. Throughout the book, it covers quadratics and how the ancients thought of them and goes on through the founding of Calculus and Analysis. Msrzbach know it is old, but I’ve read older math books that were far more interesting. Return to Book Page.


Worth reading atleast twice.

A History of Mathematics by Carl B. Boyer

It starts with counting and goes on through the Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks and Romans. Inshe earned a master’s degree there, also in mathematics. Unfortunately this book is difficult to read in bed as I keep wanting to fetch the quad rule paper and work on math problems as the Babylonians did. Her dissertation, Mathematcis of Structure: Merznach is a pleasure to poke into.

A rather dull book. The Latitude of Forms. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

A History of Mathematics

Functional Analysis and General Topology. Ouch I read for a class.

I need to read it all in order to give a proper review.