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Mathematical thought from ancient to modern times / Morris Kline

Auteur principal : Kline, Morris, 1908-1992, AuteurType de document : MonographieLangue : anglais.Pays : Etats Unis.Éditeur : New York : Oxford University Press, 1974Description : 1 vol. (XVII-1238 p.) : fig., graph. ; 24 cmBibliographie : Notes bibliogr. Index.Sujet MSC : 01A05, History of mathematics and mathematicians, General histories, source books
01-02, Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to history and biography
00-01, Instructional exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to mathematics in general
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The aim of the book is to present the central ideas with particular emphasis on those currents of activity that have been influential in promoting subsequent mathematical activity. Kline describes the motivations for the various creations and shows how the character of mathematics has changed over the centuries. Each chapter is provided with its own bibliography guiding the reader to special subjects and original sources. It is interesting that half of the matter is devoted to mathematics in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The author presents his material with many mathematical formulas rather than verbal exposition and the real understanding of these topics need a mathematical well trained reader. We recommend these highly readable volumes to all interested in the history of mathematics. (Zentralblatt)

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