The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guide to
the history of mathematics
For more than forty years, "A History of Mathematics" has been
the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the
fascinating history of humankind's relationship with numbers,
shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date
coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Poincare
Conjecture," " in addition to recent advances in areas such as
finite group theory and computer-aided proofs.Distills thousands of
years of mathematics into a single, approachable volumeCovers
mathematical discoveries, concepts, and thinkers, from Ancient
Egypt to the presentIncludes up-to-date references and an extensive
chronological table of mathematical and general historical
Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or
Poincare and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the
Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, "A History of Mathematics"
is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible
history of mathematics and the men and women who created it.
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