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 littleknown theorems involving the triangle 
