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The Saga of Mathematics: A Brief History

The Saga of Mathematics: A Brief History
Author: Marty Lewinter - William Widulski
ISBN 13: 9780130340795
ISBN 10: 130340790
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2001-09-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 302
List Price: $62.20

This inexpensive paperback uses lively language to put mathematics in an interesting, historical context and points out the many links to art, philosophy, music, computers, navigation, science, and technology. The arithmetic, algebra, and geometry are presented in a way that makes them relevant to daily life as well as larger issues. Topics include: Oh So Mysterious Egyptian Mathematics; Mesopotamia Here We Come; Those Incredible Greeks; Greeks Bearing Gifts; Must All Good Things Come to an End?; Europe Smells the Coffee; Mathematics Marches On; A Few Good Men; A Most Amazing Century of Mathematical Marvels!; The Age of Euler; A Century of Surprises; Ones and Zeros; Some More Math Before You Go.