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    The history of mathematics : a brief course 2nd edition.
    Cooke, Roger, 1942-

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    Cooke, Roger, 1942-
    The history of mathematics : a brief course / Roger Cooke.
    Edition statement:
    2nd edition.
    Publication info:
    Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2005.
    Physical description:
    1 online resource (xviii, 607 pages): illustrations (some color)
    Content type:
    online resource
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
    Front Matter -- The World of Mathematics and the Mathematics of the World. The World of Mathematics and the Mathematics of the World -- The Origin and Prehistory of Mathematics -- Mathematical Cultures I -- Mathematical Cultures II -- Women Mathematicians -- Numbers. Numbers -- Counting -- Calculation -- Ancient Number Theory -- Numbers and Number Theory in Modern Mathematics -- Color Plates. Color Plates -- Space. Space -- Measurement -- Euclidean Geometry -- Post-Euclidean Geometry -- Modern Geometries -- Algebra. Algebra -- Problems Leading to Algebra -- Equations and Algorithms -- Modern Algebra -- Analysis. Analysis -- The Calculus -- Real and Complex Analysis -- Mathematical Inferences. Mathematical Inferences -- Probability and Statistics -- Logic and Set Theory -- Literature -- Subject Index -- Name Index.
    Pt 1: The world of mathematics and the mathematics of the world. The origin and prehistory of mathematics -- Mathematical cultures I -- Mathematical cultures II -- Women mathematicians -- Pt 2: Numbers. Counting -- Calculation -- Ancient number theory -- Numbers and number theory in modern mathematics -- Pt 3: Color plates -- Pt 4: Space. Measurement -- Euclidean geometry -- Post-Euclidean geometry -- Modern geometries -- Pt 5: Algebra. Problems leading to algebra -- Equations and algorithms -- Modern algebra -- Pt 6: Analysis. The calculus -- Real and complex analysis -- Pt 7: Mathematical inferences. Probability and statistics -- Logic and set theory.
    "The Second Edition of this internationally acclaimed text has been thoroughly revised, updated, and reorganized to give readers a fresh perspective on the evolution of mathematics. Written by one of the world's leading experts on the history of mathematics, the book details the key historical developments in the field, providing an understanding and appreciation of how mathematics influences today's science, art, music, literature, and society."--Jacket.
    System details:
    Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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    John Wiley and Sons Wiley Online Library UBCM All Obooks
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    Electronic books.
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    Wiley InterScience (Online service)
    Print version: Cooke, Roger, 1942- History of mathematics. 2nd edition. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2005 ISBN: 0471444596
    9781118033098 (electronic bk.)
    1118033094 (electronic bk.)
    Invalid ISBN: 0471444596 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
    Invalid ISBN: 9780471444596

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