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Quite Right: The Story of Mathematics, Measurement & Money by Norman L. Biggs

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Quite Right: The Story of Mathematics, Measurement & Money Norman L. Biggs
This book is based about to explain how mathematical ideas evolved in response to the growing levels of organization in human societies, from pre-historic times to the present day. The traditional approach to the history of mathematics focussed on its relationship to the current activities of professional mathematicians, and this resulted in a somewhat narrow view. In recent decades there has been a welcome movement towards looking at history from a broader viewpoint. Combined with new discoveries of artefacts and documents, this approach leads to a better understanding of the part played by mathematics in the human story, and (rather surprisingly) the nature of mathematics itself. In the spirit of this wider view, the book aims to display the power and beauty of mathematical concepts, which often belie their utilitarian origins. The twin paradigms of logical justification and algorithmic calculation recur throughout. Another recurring theme is the relationship between mathematics and measurement of all kinds, including the measurement of value in monetary terms. So auhtor begin with the measurement of length and area in ancient times, continue with the arithmetical problems of using money in the middle ages, and conclude with the contemporary idea that information itself can be measured.

Book Detail :-
Title: Quite Right: The Story of Mathematics, Measurement & Money
Author(s): Norman L. Biggs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2016
Pages: 185
Type: PDF
Language: English
ISBN: 0198753357,9780198753353
Country: UK
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The author Norman L. Biggs was a lecturer at University of Southampton, lecturer then reader at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Professor of Mathematics at the London School of Economics. He has been on the editorial board of a number of journals, including the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics. He has been a member of the Council of the London Mathematical Society.
He has written 12 books and over 100 papers on mathematical topics, many of them in algebraic combinatorics and its applications. He became Emeritus Professor in 2006 and continue to teach History of Mathematics in Finance and Economics for undergraduates. He is also Vice-President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics.

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Book Contents :-
Quite Right: The Story of Mathematics, Measurement & Money Norman L. Biggs cover the following topics.
1. The Unwritten Story
2. The Dawn of Civilization
3. From Tax and Trade to Theorems
4. The Age of Algorithms
5. The End of the Middle Ages
6. A New World of Mathematics
7. Mathematics Ascending
8. Taking a Chance
9. Modelling and Measuring
10. Mathematics and Money in the Age of Information
11. Can Mathematics Keep Us Safe?


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