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Stedall, Jacqueline A
The history of mathematics : a very short introduction / Jacqueline Stedall
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QA21 .S75 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mathematics -- History
Physical Description xvii, 123 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (113-116) and index
Contents 1. Mathematics: myth and history; 2. What is mathematics and who is a mathematician?; 3. How are mathematical ideas disseminated?; 4. Learning mathematics; 5. Mathematical livelihoods; 6. Getting inside mathematics; 7. The evolving historiography of mathematics
Summary In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain
Series Very short introductions

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