|History of Mathematics, Vol. I |
by David E. Smith
Volume 1 of a two-volume history — from Egyptian papyri and medieval maps to modern graphs and diagrams. Non-technical chronological survey with thousands of biographical notes, critical evaluations, contemporary opinions on over 1,100 mathematicians.
|History of Mathematics, Vol. II |
by David E. Smith
Volume II of a two-volume history — from Egyptian papyri and medieval maps to modern graphs and diagrams. Evolution of arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, calculating devices, algebra, calculus, more. Problems, recreations, and applications.
|A Source Book in Mathematics |
by David Eugene Smith
The writings of Newton, Leibniz, Pascal, Riemann, Bernoulli, and others in a comprehensive selection of 125 treatises dating from the Renaissance to the late 19th century — most unavailable elsewhere.
|Prelude to Mathematics |
by W. W. Sawyer
This lively, stimulating account of non-Euclidean geometry by a noted mathematician covers matrices, determinants, group theory, and many other related topics, with an emphasis on the subject's novel, striking aspects. 1955 edition.
|Great Ideas of Modern Mathematics |
by Jagjit Singh
Internationally famous expositor discusses differential equations, matrices, groups, sets, transformations, mathematical logic, and other important areas in modern mathematics. He also describes their applications to physics, astronomy, and other fields. 1959 edition.
|Mathematics in Ancient Greece |
by Tobias Dantzig
Written by a specialist in interpreting science for lay readers, this lively book recounts the human story behind mathematics, including the insights of such thinkers as Euclid and Hippocrates. 1955 edition.
|Chinese Mathematics in the Thirteenth Century |
by Ulrich Libbrecht
An exploration of the 13th-century mathematician Ch'in, this fascinating book combines what is known of the mathematician's life with a history of his only extant work, the Shu-shu chiu-chang. 1973 edition.
|Aristarchus of Samos: The Ancient Copernicus |
by Sir Thomas Heath
Heath's history of astronomy ranges from Homer and Hesiod to Aristarchus and includes quotes from numerous thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander through Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclides. 34 figures.
|History of Analytic Geometry |
by Carl B. Boyer
This study presents the concepts and contributions from before the Alexandrian Age through to Fermat and Descartes, and on through Newton and Euler to the "Golden Age," from 1789 to 1850. 1956 edition. Analytical bibliography. Index.
|A Long Way from Euclid |
by Constance Reid
Lively guide by a prominent historian focuses on the role of Euclid's Elements in subsequent mathematical developments. Elementary algebra and plane geometry are sole prerequisites. 80 drawings. 1963 edition.
|A Manual of Greek Mathematics |
by Sir Thomas L. Heath
This concise but thorough history encompasses the enduring contributions of the ancient Greek mathematicians whose works form the basis of most modern mathematics. Discusses Pythagorean arithmetic, Plato, Euclid, more. 1931 edition.
|The Works of Archimedes |
by Archimedes, Sir Thomas Heath
Complete works of ancient geometer feature such topics as the famous problems of the ratio of the areas of a cylinder and an inscribed sphere; the properties of conoids, spheroids, and spirals; more.
|A Mathematical History of the Golden Number |
by Roger Herz-Fischler
This comprehensive study traces the historic development of division in extreme and mean ratio ("the golden number") from its first appearance in Euclid's Elements through the 18th century. Features numerous illustrations.
|Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra |
by Jacob Klein
Important study focuses on the revival and assimilation of ancient Greek mathematics in the 13th-16th centuries, via Arabic science, and the 16th-century development of symbolic algebra. 1968 edition. Bibliography.
|The Development of Mathematics |
by E. T. Bell
One of the 20th century's foremost scholars surveys the role of mathematics in civilization, describing the main principles, methods, and theories of mathematics from 4000 B.C. to 1945. 1945 edition.
|The Historical Roots of Elementary Mathematics |
by Lucas N. H. Bunt, Phillip S. Jones, Jack D. Bedient
Exciting, hands-on approach to understanding fundamental underpinnings of modern arithmetic, algebra, geometry and number systems examines their origins in early Egyptian, Babylonian, and Greek sources.
|A Concise History of Mathematics: Fourth Revised Edition |
by Dirk J. Struik
Compact, well-written survey ranges from the ancient Near East to 20th-century computer theory, covering Archimedes, Pascal, Gauss, Hilbert, and many others. "A work which is unquestionably one of the best." — Nature.
|Mathematics for the Nonmathematician |
by Morris Kline
Erudite and entertaining overview follows development of mathematics from ancient Greeks to present. Topics include logic and mathematics, the fundamental concept, differential calculus, probability theory, much more. Exercises and problems.
|Mathematics in the Time of the Pharaohs |
by Richard J. Gillings
This carefully researched study examines Egyptian mathematics, demonstrating that although operations were limited in number, they were remarkably adaptable to a great many applications.
|Mathematics and the Physical World |
by Morris Kline
Stimulating account of development of mathematics from arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry, to calculus, differential equations, and non-Euclidean geometries. Also describes how math is used in optics, astronomy, and other phenomena.
|The Exact Sciences in Antiquity |
by O. Neugebauer
One of the foremost workers in the area of premodern science presents the standard nontechnical coverage of Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics and astronomy and their transmission into the Hellenistic world.
|The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 3 |
by Euclid, Thomas L. Heath
Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical analysis. Covers textual and linguistic matters, more. Includes 2,500 years of commentary. Total in set: 995 figures.
|The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 2 |
Volume 2 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical analysis of each definition, postulate and proposition. Vol. 2 includes Books 3-9: Circles, relationships, rectilineal figures.
|The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1 |
Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical analysis of each definition, postulate, and proposition. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books I and II: Triangles, rectangles.