Mathematics and Its History (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)

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ISBN-13: 9781441960528
ISBN-10: 144196052X
Edition: 3rd ed. 2010
Author: John Stillwell
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardcover 662 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781441960528
ISBN-10: 144196052X
Edition: 3rd ed. 2010
Author: John Stillwell
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardcover 662 pages

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Acknowledged authors John Stillwell wrote Mathematics and Its History (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics) comprising 662 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 144196052X and 9781441960528. Since then Mathematics and Its History (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics) textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 12.41 or rent at the marketplace.

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From a review of the second edition:

"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 equations. The fact that the topics are introduced in their historical contexts will enable students to better appreciate and understand the mathematical ideas involved...If one constructs a list of topics central to a history course, then they would closely resemble those chosen here."

(David Parrott, Australian Mathematical Society)

This book offers a collection of historical essays detailing a large variety of mathematical disciplines and issues; it’s accessible to a broad audience. This third edition includes new chapters on simple groups and new sections on alternating groups and the Poincare conjecture. Many more exercises have been added as well as commentary that helps place the exercises in context.

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