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Grattan-Guinness, I
Routes of learning : highways, pathways, and byways in the history of mathematics / Ivor Grattan-Guinness
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QA21 .G696 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mathematics -- History
Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- History
Physical Description xii, 372 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Searching for reasons : my way in and onward -- The mathematics of the past : distinguishing its history from our heritage -- Decline, then recovery : an overview of activity in the history of mathematics during the twentieth century -- On certain somewhat neglected features of the history of mathematics -- General histories of mathematics? Of use? To whom? -- Too mathematical for historians, too historical for mathematicians -- History of science journals : "to be useful, and to the living"? -- Scientific revolutions as convolutions? A skeptical inquiry -- On the relevance of the history of mathematics to mathematical education -- Achilles is still running -- Numbers, magnitudes, ratios, and proportions in Euclid's Elements : how did he handle them? -- Some neglected niches in the understanding and teaching of numbers and number systems -- What was and what should be the calculus? -- Manifestations of mathematics in and around the Christianities : some examples and issues -- Christianity and mathematics : kinds of links, and the rare occurrences after 1750 -- Mozart 18, Beethoven 32 : hidden shadows of integers in classical music -- Lagrange and Mozart as critics of Descartes -- Four pretty but little-known theorems involving the triangle

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