“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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A History of Mathematics by Carl B. Boyer

The mathematics are used to support the history. The Arithmetization of Analysis. Account Options Sign in. Uta Caecilia Merzbach February 9, — June 27, was a German-American historian of mathematics who became the first curator of mathematical instruments at the Smithsonian Institution. Once the Greeks had developed the deductive method, they were correct in what they did, correct for all time. A rather dull book. An Limited preview – And, while tracing the development of European mathematics, the authors do not overlook the contributions of Chinese, Indian, and Arabic civilizations.

The End of Alexandrian Dominance. There’s a web site which appears to provide a browsable representation of the book, perhaps not very convenient to use, but which can certainly show an interested party the detailed table of contents, and looks searchable.

Quadrature of the Parabola. BoyerUta Merzbach Limited preview – Interesting but tough to just sit down and enjoy.

I need to read it all in order to give a proper review. The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guideto the history of mathematics For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics hasbeen the reference of choice for those looking to learn about thefascinating history of humankind’s relationship with numbers,shapes, and patterns.


Mathematics merzbxch the Liberal Arts. Sep 11, Abundio Barruga rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Learning in the Thirteenth Century.

Nov 09, Anittah marked it as to-read Recommends it for: The Nazi government closed the association in June ; they arrested the family, along with other leading members of the association, and sent them to the Theresienstadt concentration camp on August 4, Classification of Finite Simple Groups. Foreword by Isaac Asimov.

There are exercises and problems presented at the end of chapters, which the author has divided into three categories: Nov 08, Susan O rated it liked it Shelves: Number Language and Counting. It is a pleasure to poke into. I know it is old, but I’ve read older math books that were far more interesting. Oct 23, Nivasilyev rated it it was amazing. An index is at book’s end.

Euclid was incomplete and his work has been extended enormously, but it has not had to be corrected.

The Giants are all covered, with Euler and Gauss each getting their own chapters. German Algebras and Arithmetics.

Al Biruni and Alhazen. The first few are general questions which ask the reader to organize the information in the chapter into the historical framework; then there are questions requiring proofs or mathematical operations to get answers; and finally more advanced exercises. The Siege of Syracuse. The book is, after all, a history book, and was definitely meant to relate history, not math itself.


Worth reading atleast twice. Dec 29, Ginger Heskett marked it as to-read. Foreword by Isaac Asimov. See 2 questions about A History of Mathematics…. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Functional Analysis and General Topology. Homological Algebra and Category Theory.

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Oh, base 10; how status quo you have become! Boole and the Algebra of Logic. Dec 16, Emma added it. Cio’ che manca e’ il tempo e quindi la lettura procede giocoforza a rilento. This literally took me s whole year to read this book! Of course there are some equations, some small amount of rather technical discussion here and there.

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Without doubt, this is–and will long remain–a classic one-volume history of mathematics and mathematicians who create it. Throughout the book, it covers quadratics and how the ancients thought of them and goes on through the founding of Calculus and Analysis. Barrow’s Method of Tangents. Ho trovato interessante notare la strana sequenza che ha seguito lo sviluppo della matematica, per certi versi l’inverso di quella che viene spiegata oggi interi, reali, limiti, derivate, integrali.