Offers a collection of historical essays detailing a variety of mathematical disciplines and issues. This edition includes chapters on simple groups and sections on alternating groups and the Poincare conjecture.From a review of the second edition: aquot;This book covers many interesting topics not usually covered in a present day undergraduate course, as well as certain basic topics such as the development of the calculus and the solution of polynomial ...

Title | : | Mathematics and Its History |

Author | : | John Stillwell |

Publisher | : | Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-08-02 |

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