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Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others

Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others

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"This is a beautiful, important book, a pleasure to read, in which the history recounted truly illuminates the mathematical ideas, and the ideas themselves are superbly explained; a wonderful accomplishment." -- Barry Mazur, Harvard University

Designed for students just beginning their study of the discipline, this concise introductory history of mathematics is supplemented by brief but in-depth sketches of the more important individual topics. Covering such subjects as algebra symbols, negative numbers, the metric system, quadratic equations, and much more, this widely adopted work invites and encourages further study of mathematics.

"Math Through the Ages is a treasure, one of the best history of math books at its level ever written. Somehow, it manages to stay true to a surprisingly sophisticated story, while respecting the needs of its audience. Its overview of the subject captures most of what one needs to know, and the 30 sketches are small gems of exposition that stimulate further exploration." -- Glen Van Brummelen, Quest University

Author: William P. Berlinghoff, Fernando Q. Gouvea
Publisher: Dover Publications
Published: 03/20/2019
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780486832845

About the Author
William P. Berlinghoff received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Wesleyan University and was a Professor of Mathematics at Southern Connecticut State University and a Visiting Professor at Colby College.
Fernando Q. Gouvea received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and is the Carter Professor of Mathematics at Colby College.

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