# The history of mathematics : an introduction / David M. Burton.

##### By: Burton, David M.

Material type: TextPublisher: Boston : WCB McGraw-Hill, c1999Edition: 4th ed.Description: x, 710 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0070094683 (acidfree paper); 9780070094680.Subject(s): Mathematics -- History | MathematicsDDC classification: 510.9 Online resources: WorldCat detailsItem type | Current location | Collection | Call number | Copy number | Status | Date due | Barcode | Item holds |
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Text | EWU Library Reserve Section | Non-fiction | 510.9 BUH 1999 (Browse shelf) | C-1 | Not For Loan | 13133 | ||

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents Chapter 1. Early number systems and symbols. --

Chapter 2. Mathematics in early civilizations. --

Chapter 3. The beginnings of Greek mathematics. --

Chapter 3. The beginnings of Greek mathematics. --

Chapter 4. The Alexandrian School: Euclid. --

Chapter 5. The twilight of Greek mathematics: Diophantus. --

Chapter 6. The first awakening: Fibonacci. --

Chapter 7. The renaissance of mathematics: Cardan and Tartaglia. --

Chapter 8. The mechanical world: Descartes and Newton. --

Chapter 9. The development of probability theory: Pascal, Bernoulli and Laplace. --

Chapter 10. The revival of number theory: Fermat, Euler, and Gauss. --

Chapter 11. Nineteenth-centuty contributions: Bolyai and Lobachevsky. --

Chapter 12. Transition to the twentieth century: Cantor and Kronecker. --

Chapter 13. Extensions and generalizations: Hardy, Hausdorff and Noether.

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