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How Mathematics Happened The First 50,000 Years by Peter Strom Rudman

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Published by Prometheus Books .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • History Of Mathematics,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Mathematics,
  • History & Philosophy,
  • Egypt,
  • History,
  • Mathematics, Ancient,
  • Mathematics, Babylonian

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages291
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8851214M
ISBN 101591024773
ISBN 109781591024774

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Great book for the mathematically curious. The author has obviously done whole lot of work on the Egyptian and Baylonian mathematics. I was a bit disappointed in the lack of discussion that the lack of a "zero" for the Egyptians, Greeks, and the Romans really messes up the more complex mathematics/5(14).   How Mathematics Happened The Fi Years (Book): Rudman, Peter Strom: Random House, this fascinating discussion of ancient mathematics, author Peter Rudman does not just chronicle the archeological record of what mathematics was done; he digs deeper into the more important question of why it was done in a particular way. In this fascinating discussion of ancient mathematics, author Peter Rudman does not just chronicle the archeological record of what mathematics was done; he digs deeper into the more important question of why it was done in a particular way. Why did the Egyptians use a bizarre method of expressing fractions? Why did the Babylonians use an awkward number system based on multiples of 60? Books shelved as math-history: Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem by Simon Singh, A History of Mathematic.

This is a timeline of pure and applied mathematics history. BC – Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, copy of a lost scroll from around BC, the scribe Ahmes presents one of the first known approximate values of π at , the first attempt at squaring the circle, earliest known use of a sort of cotangent, and knowledge of solving first. Given the title of Peter S. Rudman’s How Mathematics Happened: The Fi Years, one would expect an explanation of, well, how mathematics in the introduction, Rudman explains what he’s really writing about: “There is an essential role for judicious guessing in mathematics, and sometimes that is the best we can by: 9. Mathematics, the science of structure, order, and relation that has evolved from elemental practices of counting, measuring, and describing the shapes of objects. It deals with logical reasoning and quantitative calculation, and its development has involved an increasing degree of . Get this from a library! How mathematics happened: the fi years. [Peter Strom Rudman] -- A comprehensive evolution of the history of mathematics that discusses how ancient civilizations understood numbers and used them.

The idea was to produce a book that gives a flavour of what applied mathematics is about, what it’s used for, and what the future might be. In no sense can it be comprehensive, even in about pages, but we tried to have a selection of topics that we thought were the most interesting and to get the very best authors we could from around. How Mathematics Happened The Fi Years (Book): Rudman, Peter Strom: Random House, this fascinating discussion of ancient mathematics, author Peter Rudman does not just chronicle the archeological record of what mathematics was done; he digs deeper into the more important question of why it was done in a particular way. Mathematics books Need help in math? Delve into mathematical models and concepts, limit value or engineering mathematics and find the answers to all your questions. It doesn't need to be that difficult! Our math books are for all study levels.   How mathematics happened: the fi years Item Preview remove-circle Mathematics, Ancient, Mathematics, Babylonian, Mathematics, Egyptian, Metrology -- Egypt -- History Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to :