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Book DetailsDolciani Mathematical ExpositionsVolume: 7; 1983; 263 ppMSC: Primary 00; Secondary 01;
What a splendid addition this is to the Dolciani Mathematical Exposition series! This second set of lectures on great moments in mathematics (after 1650) is a fascinating collection of pivotal points in the historical development of mathematics...The four lectures devoted to the liberation of geometry and algebra are of particular interest. The lectures should be required reading for all teachers of mathematics.
—Herbert Fremont, The Mathematics Teacher
Eves is never less than tantalizing and usually inspiring...each 'great moment' has detailed exercises following it, as these have been carefully chosen to illustrate the depth of the ideas in question.
—C. W. Kilmister, The London Times, Higher Education Supplement
As is usual with Eves' work, the books are well written and entertaining. They give an historical background to many of the best known mathematical results, and, in addition, provide interesting pieces of information about the mathematicians involved. Eves includes relevant exercises at the end of each chapter. These are a good source of different, interesting problems, and when combined with the material in the chapter, could form the basis for a mathematical project...Eves' book provides an interesting, wellwritten, and enjoyable account. You won't be disappointed.
—David Parrott, The Australian Mathematics Teacher

Table of Contents

Chapters

LECTURE TWENTYONE. Order within disorder

LECTURE TWENTYTWO. Moving pictures versus still pictures

LECTURE TWENTYTHREE. Like opening and closing a door

LECTURE TWENTYFOUR. Power(ful) series

LECTURE TWENTYFTVE. Yea + Yea + Yea + Yea

LECTURE TWENTYSIX. The liberation of geometry, I

LECTURE TWENTYSEVEN. The liberation of geometry, II

LECTURE TWENTYEIGHT. The liberation of algebra, I

LECTURE TWENTYNINE. The liberation of algebra, II

LECTURE THIRTY. An important atomic structure

LECTURE THIRTY. A remarkable codification

LECTURE THIRTYTWO. Pythagoras justified

LECTURE THIRTYTHREE. Digging deeper

LECTURE THIRTYFOUR. Beyond the finite

LECTURE THIRTYFIVE. Some remarkable definitions

LECTURE THIRTYSIX. Some clarifying examples

LECTURE THIRTYSEVEN. The third level

LECTURE THTRTYEIGHT. Mathematics as a branch of theology

LECTURE THIRTYNINE. The dream that came true

LECTURE FORTY. Apology and regrets


Reviews

What a splendid addition this is to the Dolciani Mathematical Exposition series! This second set of lectures on great moments in mathematics (after 1650) is fascinating collection of pivotal points in the historical development of mathematics. The four lectures devoted to the liberation of geometry and algebra are of particular interest. The lectures should be required reading for all teachers of mathematics.
Herbert Fremont in The Mathematics Teacher 
As usual with Eves' work, the books are well written and entertainging. They give an historical background to many of the best known mathematical results, and in addition provide interesting pieces of information about the mathe mathematicians involved. Eves includes relevent exercises at the end of each chapte. These are a good source of different, interesting problems, and when combined with the matieral in the chapter could form the basis for a mathematical project...Eves' book provides an ineresting wellwritten, and enjoyable account. You won't be disappointed!
David Parrott The Australian Mathematics Teacher


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What a splendid addition this is to the Dolciani Mathematical Exposition series! This second set of lectures on great moments in mathematics (after 1650) is a fascinating collection of pivotal points in the historical development of mathematics...The four lectures devoted to the liberation of geometry and algebra are of particular interest. The lectures should be required reading for all teachers of mathematics.
—Herbert Fremont, The Mathematics Teacher
Eves is never less than tantalizing and usually inspiring...each 'great moment' has detailed exercises following it, as these have been carefully chosen to illustrate the depth of the ideas in question.
—C. W. Kilmister, The London Times, Higher Education Supplement
As is usual with Eves' work, the books are well written and entertaining. They give an historical background to many of the best known mathematical results, and, in addition, provide interesting pieces of information about the mathematicians involved. Eves includes relevant exercises at the end of each chapter. These are a good source of different, interesting problems, and when combined with the material in the chapter, could form the basis for a mathematical project...Eves' book provides an interesting, wellwritten, and enjoyable account. You won't be disappointed.
—David Parrott, The Australian Mathematics Teacher

Chapters

LECTURE TWENTYONE. Order within disorder

LECTURE TWENTYTWO. Moving pictures versus still pictures

LECTURE TWENTYTHREE. Like opening and closing a door

LECTURE TWENTYFOUR. Power(ful) series

LECTURE TWENTYFTVE. Yea + Yea + Yea + Yea

LECTURE TWENTYSIX. The liberation of geometry, I

LECTURE TWENTYSEVEN. The liberation of geometry, II

LECTURE TWENTYEIGHT. The liberation of algebra, I

LECTURE TWENTYNINE. The liberation of algebra, II

LECTURE THIRTY. An important atomic structure

LECTURE THIRTY. A remarkable codification

LECTURE THIRTYTWO. Pythagoras justified

LECTURE THIRTYTHREE. Digging deeper

LECTURE THIRTYFOUR. Beyond the finite

LECTURE THIRTYFIVE. Some remarkable definitions

LECTURE THIRTYSIX. Some clarifying examples

LECTURE THIRTYSEVEN. The third level

LECTURE THTRTYEIGHT. Mathematics as a branch of theology

LECTURE THIRTYNINE. The dream that came true

LECTURE FORTY. Apology and regrets

What a splendid addition this is to the Dolciani Mathematical Exposition series! This second set of lectures on great moments in mathematics (after 1650) is fascinating collection of pivotal points in the historical development of mathematics. The four lectures devoted to the liberation of geometry and algebra are of particular interest. The lectures should be required reading for all teachers of mathematics.
Herbert Fremont in The Mathematics Teacher 
As usual with Eves' work, the books are well written and entertainging. They give an historical background to many of the best known mathematical results, and in addition provide interesting pieces of information about the mathe mathematicians involved. Eves includes relevent exercises at the end of each chapte. These are a good source of different, interesting problems, and when combined with the matieral in the chapter could form the basis for a mathematical project...Eves' book provides an ineresting wellwritten, and enjoyable account. You won't be disappointed!
David Parrott The Australian Mathematics Teacher