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The History of Mathematics (6E) by David M. Burton

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The History of Mathematics (6E) written by David M. Burton
The History of Mathematics: An Introduction , Sixth Edition, is written for the one- or two-semester math history course taken by juniors or seniors, and covers the history behind the topics typically covered in an undergraduate math curriculum or in elementary schools or high schools. Elegantly written in David Burton’s imitable prose, this classic text provides rich historical context to the mathematics that undergrad math and math education majors encounter every day. Burton illuminates the people, stories, and social context behind mathematics’ greatest historical advances while maintaining appropriate focus on the mathematical concepts themselves. Its wealth of information, mathematical and historical accuracy, and renowned presentation make The History of Mathematics: An Introduction, Sixth Edition a valuable resource that teachers and students will want as part of a permanent library. Since many excellent treatises on the history of mathematics are available, there may seem to be little reason for writing another. But most current works are severely technical, written by mathematicians for other mathematicians or for historians of science. Despite the admirable scholarship and often clear presentation of these works, they are not especially well adapted to the undergraduate classroom.
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Book Detail :-
Title: The History of Mathematics
Edition: 6th
Author(s): David M. Burton
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Year: 2005
Pages: 795
Type: PDF
Language: English
ISBN: 9780073051895,0073051896
Country: US
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About Author :-
Author David M. Burton received his B.A. from Clark University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Rochester. He joined the faculty of the University of New Hampshire, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, in 1959. His teaching experience also includes a year at Yale University, numerous summer institutes for high school teachers, and presentations at meetings of high school teachers’ organizations. Professor Burton is also the author of The History of Mathematics: An Introduction (McGraw-Hill, Seventh edition, 2009) and five textbooks on abstract and linear algebra.

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Book Contents :-
The History of Mathematics (6E) written by David M. Burton cover the following topics.
1. Early Number Systems and Symbols
2. Mathematics in Early Civilizations
3. The Beginnings of Greek Mathematics
4. The Alexandrian School: Euclid
5. The Twilight of Greek Mathematics: Diophantus
6. The First Awakening: Fibonacci
7. The Renaissance of Mathematics: Cardan and Tartaglia
8. The Mechanical World: Descartes and Newton
9. The Development of Probability Theory: Pascal, Bernoulli, and Laplace
10. The Revival of Number Theory: Fermat, Euler, and Gauss
11. Nineteenth-Century Contributions: Lobachevsky to Hilbert
12. Transition to the Twentieth Century: Cantor and Kronecker
13. Extensions and Generalizations: Hardy, Hausdorff, and Noether
General Bibliography
Additional Reading
The Greek Alphabet
Solutions to Selected Problems

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