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The History of Mathematics: A Source-Based Approach, Vols. 1 & 2
 
June Barrow-Green The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Jeremy Gray The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Robin Wilson The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
The History of Mathematics: A Source-Based Approach, Vols. 1 \& 2
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-6954-2
Product Code:  TEXT-GREEN-SET.S
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The History of Mathematics: A Source-Based Approach, Vols. 1 \& 2
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The History of Mathematics: A Source-Based Approach, Vols. 1 & 2
June Barrow-Green The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Jeremy Gray The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Robin Wilson The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-6954-2
Product Code:  TEXT-GREEN-SET.S
List Price: $160.00
MAA Member Price: $120.00
AMS Member Price: $120.00
This item is temporarily out of stock. Order now and your item will ship as soon as stock becomes available.
Expected availability date: July 18, 2024
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    2021; 1212 pp

    The History of Mathematics: A Source-Based Approach is a comprehensive history of the development of mathematics. The first volume of the two-volume set takes readers from the beginning of counting in prehistory to 1600 and the threshold of the discovery of calculus. It is notable for the extensive engagement with original—primary and secondary—source material. The coverage is worldwide, and embraces developments, including education, in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, China, India, the Islamic world and Europe. The emphasis on astronomy and its historical relationship to mathematics is new, and the presentation of every topic is informed by the most recent scholarship in the field.

    The second volume takes the reader from the invention of the calculus to the beginning of the twentieth century. The initial discoverers of calculus are given thorough investigation, and special attention is also paid to Newton's Principia. The eighteenth century is presented as primarily a period of the development of calculus, particularly in differential equations and applications of mathematics. Mathematics blossomed in the nineteenth century and the book explores progress in geometry, analysis, foundations, algebra, and applied mathematics, especially celestial mechanics. The approach throughout is markedly historiographic: How do we know what we know? How do we read the original documents? What are the institutions supporting mathematics? Who are the people of mathematics? The reader learns not only the history of mathematics, but also how to think like a historian.

    The two-volume set was designed as a textbook for the authors' acclaimed year-long course at the Open University. It is, in addition to being an innovative and insightful textbook, an invaluable resource for students and scholars of the history of mathematics. The authors, each among the most distinguished mathematical historians in the world, have produced over fifty books and earned scholarly and expository prizes from the major mathematical societies of the English-speaking world.

    Readership

    Undergraduate and graduate students interested in the history of mathematics.

    This set contains the following item(s):
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2021; 1212 pp

The History of Mathematics: A Source-Based Approach is a comprehensive history of the development of mathematics. The first volume of the two-volume set takes readers from the beginning of counting in prehistory to 1600 and the threshold of the discovery of calculus. It is notable for the extensive engagement with original—primary and secondary—source material. The coverage is worldwide, and embraces developments, including education, in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, China, India, the Islamic world and Europe. The emphasis on astronomy and its historical relationship to mathematics is new, and the presentation of every topic is informed by the most recent scholarship in the field.

The second volume takes the reader from the invention of the calculus to the beginning of the twentieth century. The initial discoverers of calculus are given thorough investigation, and special attention is also paid to Newton's Principia. The eighteenth century is presented as primarily a period of the development of calculus, particularly in differential equations and applications of mathematics. Mathematics blossomed in the nineteenth century and the book explores progress in geometry, analysis, foundations, algebra, and applied mathematics, especially celestial mechanics. The approach throughout is markedly historiographic: How do we know what we know? How do we read the original documents? What are the institutions supporting mathematics? Who are the people of mathematics? The reader learns not only the history of mathematics, but also how to think like a historian.

The two-volume set was designed as a textbook for the authors' acclaimed year-long course at the Open University. It is, in addition to being an innovative and insightful textbook, an invaluable resource for students and scholars of the history of mathematics. The authors, each among the most distinguished mathematical historians in the world, have produced over fifty books and earned scholarly and expository prizes from the major mathematical societies of the English-speaking world.

Readership

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in the history of mathematics.

This set contains the following item(s):
Review Copy – for publishers of book reviews
Desk Copy – for instructors who have adopted an AMS textbook for a course
Examination Copy – for faculty considering an AMS textbook for a course
Accessibility – to request an alternate format of an AMS title
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