Mathematical Association of America Textbooks: An Episodic History of Mathematics: Mathematical Culture through Problem Solving

Mathematical Association of America Textbooks: An Episodic History of Mathematics: Mathematical Culture through Problem Solving

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An Episodic History of Mathematics delivers a series of snapshots of the history of mathematics from ancient times to the twentieth century. The intent is not to provide an encyclopaedic history of mathematics, but to give the reader a sense of mathematical culture and history. The book also acquaints the reader with the nature and techniques of mathematics through its exercises. The book introduces the genesis of many mathematical ideas. For example, while Krantz does not get into the nuts and bolts of Andrew Wiles's solution of Fermat's Last Theorem, he does describe some of the stream of thought that created the problem and led to its solution. The focus in this text is on doing - getting involved with the mathematics and solving problems. Every chapter ends with a detailed problem set that will provide the student with many avenues for exploration and many new entrees into the subject.


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Author(s)
Steven G. Krantz
Format
Hardback | 396 pages
Dimensions
182 x 260 x 26mm | 830g
Publication date
01 Apr 2010
Publisher
Mathematical Association of America
Publication City/Country
Washington, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
29 Halftones, black and white; 205 Line drawings, black and white
ISBN10
0883857669
ISBN13
9780883857663
Bestsellers rank
1,107,930