The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuries
Throughout the book, readers take a journey throughout time and observe how people around the world have understood these patterns of quantity, structure, and dimension around them. The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuries: A Brief History in a Cultural Contex provides a brief overview of the history of mathematics in a very straightforward and understandable manner and also addresses major findings that influenced the development of mathematics as a coherent discipline. This book:
* Highlights the contributions made by various world cultures including African, Egyptian, Babylonian, Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and pre-Columbian American mathematics
* Features an approach that is not too rigorous and is ideal for a one-semester course of the history of mathematics.
* Includes a Resources and Recommended Reading section for further exploration and has been extensively classroom-tested