New PDF release: A concise history of mathematics

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By Dirk J. Struik

This compact, well-written heritage — first released in 1948, and now in its fourth revised variation — describes the most traits within the improvement of all fields of arithmetic from the 1st on hand files to the center of the twentieth century. scholars, researchers, historians, experts — in brief, every body with an curiosity in arithmetic — will locate it engrossing and stimulating.
Beginning with the traditional close to East, the writer lines the guidelines and strategies constructed in Egypt, Babylonia, China, and Arabia, having a look into such manuscripts because the Egyptian Papyrus Rhind, the 10 Classics of China, and the Siddhantas of India. He considers Greek and Roman advancements from their beginnings in Ionian rationalism to the autumn of Constantinople; covers medieval eu rules and Renaissance traits; analyzes seventeenth- and 18th-century contributions; and gives an illuminating exposition of nineteenth century techniques. each vital determine in mathematical background is handled — Euclid, Archimedes, Diophantus, Omar Khayyam, Boethius, Fermat, Pascal, Newton, Leibniz, Fourier, Gauss, Riemann, Cantor, and lots of others.
For this most recent version, Dr. Struik has either revised and up to date the prevailing textual content, and likewise additional a brand new bankruptcy at the arithmetic of the 1st half the twentieth century. Concise assurance is given to set thought, the effect of relativity and quantum idea, tensor calculus, the Lebesgue essential, the calculus of diversifications, and different vital principles and ideas. The e-book concludes with the beginnings of the pc period and the seminal paintings of von Neumann, Turing, Wiener, and others.
"The author's skill as a firstclass historian in addition to an capable mathematician has enabled him to supply a piece that's certainly one of many best." — Nature Magazine.

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